‘Good Lie’ Producers Launch Fund to Support Sudan Humanitarian Efforts

The Good Lie Toronto Film Festival

The producers of “The Good Lie” said they made the harrowing drama to draw attention to the humanitarian crisis in Sudan.

They’re doing more than just shining a light on the war-torn region. They’re taking action by launching “The Good Lie Fund,” which will provide support for the men, women, boys and girls whose lives have been uprooted by the Sudanese Civil War.

“We want to make a difference with this movie,” said producer Molly Smith. “It’s a movie that inspires you. Their culture inspires you. Their story inspires you.”

Money raised will help fund educational and humanitarian initiatives with a particular focus on Kenya’s Kakuma refugee camp, which provided aid for thousands of children and refugees.

Warner Bros. is releasing the picture about an American woman (Reese Witherspoon) who helps out four Sudanese refuges on Oct. 3. The film premiered this weekend at the Toronto Film Festival.

The film’s producers, a group that includes Black Label Media and Alcon Entertainment, are planning a Washington, D.C. fundraiser this month to benefit the charitable outreach and have seeded the fund.

“I’ve taken the movie on a couple screenings this summer and the first question everyone asks right after is what are you doing? how can I give back?” said Smith.

To that end, the film will have special screenings for philanthropic groups and contact information about the fund will appear in the film’s closing credits.

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