Actress Kuoth Wiel will host a red carpet screening of the movie “The Good Lie” Tuesday in St. Louis Park. Wiel makes her screen debut in the movie about Sudanese refugees resettling in Kansas. Best Actress Oscar winner Reese Witherspoon stars alongside Sudanese actors.
As Kuoth Wiel wore her Augsburg College robe, she looked antsy like many grads. Her graduation day emotions may seem typical, but what’s going on in her life right now is not – nor is her past. “Because of the war, we went to Ethiopia,” Wiel said. She was born in the Sudan, and her parents made it out with her from a civil war.