I once asked my grandmother why they are called 'movies,' and she said 'because they are supposed to move you.' Today, I remember this quote as I've just seen one of the year's best and most moving films, The Good Lie.
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.
The Good Lie is the story of some of the "Lost Boys" of Sudan. It stars Reese Witherspoon. She helps the Lost Boys, but as is so often the case when we respond to God's call to care for our neighbor, they probably help her more. No one saves the day in this movie, but they all help save each other.
Later this year a movie about the Lost Boys starring Reese Witherspoon will be in a theater near you. Millions will go see the movie, hear the story of the Lost Boys of Sudan, cry and say "Where were we? How did this happen?"
How do you talk about genocide, human trafficking, modern slavery, oppression and the overall importance of human rights in ways that students can understand? For James Disco, the answer lies in creating graphic novels that tackle tough topics.