The Good Lie

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They were known simply as “The Lost Boys.” Orphaned by the brutal civil war in Sudan, which 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 3,600 lost boys, as well as girls, to the West. The Good Lie brings the story of their survival and triumph to life.

Damaris provided a video feature and Discussion Guide.

This video explores the nature of community, which can extend beyond individual families to the global family of humanity.


If you need to view either of these videos offline, please email hello@damaris.org and we will provide you with a download.

The Discussion Guide provides all you need to put on an event around the film (for a few friends or a large group) and contains background information and a variety of discussion questions.

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

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Now that The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is full up with its long-term residents, co-managers Muriel Donnelly (Maggie Smith) and Sonny Kapoor (Dev Patel) have a dream of expansion, and they’ve found just the place: The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. With plans underway, Evelyn and Douglas (Judi Dench and Bill Nighy) venture into the Jaipur workforce, wondering where their regular breakfast dates will lead.  Meanwhile, Norman and Carol (Ronald Pickup and Diana Hardcastle) navigate the swirling waters of an exclusive relationship, as Madge (Celia Imrie) juggles two very eligible suitors, and recent arrival Guy Chambers (Richard Gere) finds a muse in Sonny’s mother, Mrs Kapoor (Lillete Dubey) for his next novel. As his marriage to Sunaina (Tina Desai), the love of his life, quickly approaches, Sonny finds his plans for the new hotel making more claims on his time than he has available. Perhaps the only one who may know the answers is Muriel, the keeper of everyone’s secrets. As the big day nears, family and guests alike find themselves swept up in the irresistible intoxication of an Indian wedding.

Damaris created two video features and a Leader’s Guide.

The videos (below) use clips and interviews to explore the issues of inter-generational co-operation and living life to the full at any age.


If you need to view either of these videos offline, please email hello@damaris.org and we will provide you with a download.

The Leader’s Guide provides all you need to put on an event around the film (for a few friends or a large group) and contains template posters, invitations, themed recipes, quizzes, discussion questions and background information.

Unbroken

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Angelina Jolie directs and produces Unbroken, an epic drama that follows the incredible life of Olympian and war hero Louis “Louie” Zamperini (Jack O’Connell) who, along with two other crewmen, survived in a raft for 47 days after a near-fatal plane crash in WWII – only to be caught by the Japanese Navy and sent to a prisoner-of-war camp. Adapted from Laura Hillenbrand’s enormously popular book, Unbroken brings to the big screen Zamperini’s unbelievable and inspiring true story about the resilient power of the human spirit.

Damaris produced three video features, a Discussion Guide and an Activity Pack.

 These videos examine the themes of resilience, inspiration and courage which are raised by Unbroken. The video features are called Finishing Every Race, Inspiring Others and Transforming Your Future.


If you need to view any of these videos offline, please email hello@damaris.org and we will provide you with a download.

This Discussion Guide is designed to accompany the video features above. Containing background information on the film and questions for discussion, it provides all you need for an enjoyable and enriching cinema experience.

Meanwhile the Activity Pack provides all you need to run energetic and reflective activities themed around Unbroken, using the video features above. The pack is designed to be used in group activities by people of all ages to make the most of the film.