Refugee Week 2015: The Good Lie


Greater Shepparton Women’s Charter Alliance Advisory Committee with Greater Shepparton City Council, The Ethnic Council Shepparton & District and Shepparton Interfaith Network will be hosting a free movie night for Refugee Week 2015 on Wednesday 17 June 2015.


FREE screening of ‘The Good Lie’

As part of Refugee Week, the Greater Shepparton Women’s Charter Alliance Advisory Committee (GSWCAAC), Greater Shepparton City Council, Ethnic Council of Shepparton & District, and Shepparton Interfaith Network, are screening the movie ‘The Good Lie’ on Wednesday 17 June 2015, at 5.30pm.

The event will be held at Village Cinemas, Stewart Street Shepparton.

Synopsis

They were known simply as ‘The Lost Boys.’

Orphaned by the brutal Civil war in Sudan that began in 1983, these young victims traveled as many as a thousand miles on foot in search of safety. Fifteen years later, a humanitarian effort would bring 3600 lost boys and girls to America.

In ‘The Good Lie,’ Philippe Falardeau brings the story of their survival and triumph to life. 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.

Before the screening Thon Thon, a local man who was also a ‘Lost Boy’ from Sudan will share his story.

A taste of Sudanese food will be provided.

Bookings are essential and places are limited. Bookings can be made at Eventbrite: http://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/the-good-lie-shepparton-movie-event-tickets-16951646832?aff=es2

This is an accessible event. Please contact the organisers to let them know of any requirements. Phone 5832 9479. Email: women@shepparton.vic.gov.au

 


 

Greater Shepparton Women’s Charter Alliance Advisory Committee

The aim of the Greater Shepparton Women’s Charter Alliance Advisory Committee is to support and promote women in leadership roles and all levels of decision-making, including business or workplace positions, community groups or boards of management.

This Committee has been established to promote local women in leadership and in all levels of decision-making in Greater Shepparton. A three point action plan focussing on Diversity, Active Citizenship and Gender Equity guides the key strategic objectives of this Committee.

The Committee is made up of volunteers and is supported by Greater Shepparton City Council.

Further information about the Committee can be found at: http://greatershepparton.com.au/wcaac

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