It took 14 years for screenwriter Margaret Nagle to bring the wonderfully touching and inspiring "The Good Lie" to the screen. Reese Witherspoon and Corey Stoll are in the cast, but they are supporting players.
Film audiences may flock to The Good Lie, a compelling drama because Reese Witherspoon is one of the stars, but they will fall in love with Arnold Oceng, Ger Duany, rapper Emmanuel Jal, and Kuoth Wiel.
"We Want Peace is about putting the spotlight on this evil to mobilize people into action to bring peace. Anybody can be a peace solider. These women are peace soldiers. We are peace soldiers. You are a peace soldier," said Emmanuel Jal.
In January, Emmanuel Jal and millions of southern Sudanese voted for independence, and on July 9 the Republic of South Sudan will become the world's newest internationally recognized country. But southern Sudan is not out of the woods yet.
New indie documentary film War Child is a must-see. It tells the sad, courageous story of Emmanuel Jal, a young Sudanese man who was a child soldier during the Sudanese Civil War of the 80s, and became a successful Hip Hop artist.