Hollywood actor and former lost boy inspired by our new facility


While recently in Geneva I had the opportunity to meet Hollywood actor and model, Ger Duany. Ger recently starred in the movie “The Good Lie” based on the true story about the Lost Boys resettled in the U.S.

If you haven’t seen the movie I highly recommend you watch it. The movie really showcases the migration of refugees, resettlement and post arrival settlement supports.

Ger was inspired by our building project saying, “all that under one roof?”

He said the building would have been amazing if it were in the U.S. when he came to North America.

We chatted about how ISSofBC could franchise our building facility worldwide.

The Lost Boys of Sudan is the name given to the groups of over 20,000 boys of the Nuer and Dinka ethnic groups who were displaced and/or orphaned during the Second Sudanese Civil War (1983–2005).

ChrisAbout the Author:
Chris Friesen has been the ISSofBC Director of Settlement Services for over twenty years. He is currently leading the multi-year initiative to design and build a Metro Vancouver Regional Service Centre for Refugees. In spring 2016, this 58,000sf facility will become the first of its kind in the world, bringing together a variety of community and government services and organizations to meet the immediate needs of refugees and immigrants settling in BC. Learn more about the new Welcome House.

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