Every year at the beginning of September, the world descends on Toronto for one of the biggest "schmooze-fest" of the world. The Toronto International Film Festival has been around since 1976, drawing film-watchers and filmmakers to the city to watch and showcase new projects.
One of the highlights this year is "The Good Lie", starring Reese Witherspoon.
The term "The Lost Boys of Sudan" was given to some 20,000 boys of the Nuer and Dinka ethnic groups who were displaced and forced to flee during the second Sudanese civil war. Majority of these children are orphaned.
Over the years, there are many books, films and plays written about them. "The Good Lie" that is out in theatres all across North America in October 2014 is one of them.
Academy Award winner Reese Witherspoon stars alongside Sudanese actors Arnold Oceng, Ger Duany, Emmanuel Jal, and newcomer Nyakuoth Weil, many of whom were also children of war.
The film talks about the struggles of these children but more importantly, writer Margaret Nagle added a lot of faith elements into the script as she knows that was what kept many of these children going.
It is a redemptive story.
It is a human story.
It is a love story.
Check your local theatre listings for movie times.