Script to introduce Film 1 - Luol returns to Sudan
Born in Sudan in 1985, Luol is the eighth of nine children. The Deng family was forced to flee their home country after civil war broke out and went first to Egypt where they met fellow Sudanese exile and NBA star, Manute Bol. Under his guidance, Luol's passion for basketball was sparked.
The family arrived in London three years later where the family was granted political asylum. Luol continued his basketball training at the Brixton Basketball club and attended St. Mary's Catholic High School in Croydon where sport is a big deal.
Basketball superstar returns to the country of his birth. Duration 2,40
Aged 14, Luol was on the move again, this time to the USA, after gaining a sports scholarship to Blair Academy in New Jersey. Five years later, aged only 19, Luol made his debut for the Chicago Bulls in the NBA. This film shares his first return visit to Sudan in 20 years, a trip he made in the summer of 2010 with the BBC.
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- Who is Luol Deng?
- What has he achieved?
- What obstacles has he encountered on his way to success? What obstacles might you encounter?
- How has Luol's hard work and determination has led to his success?
Script to introduce Film 2 - High hopes for the future
After being granted political asylum in the UK Luol went to school in London. His success and determination inspires many of the current students to have high hopes for the future. This film shows students from his secondary school talking about their hopes for the future and the steps that they need to take to get there.
Students reach for the stars. Duration 2,20.
- What is Luol's dream?
- What is your dream?
- What do you need to do to make your dream a reality?
- Is it better to have a dream or a plan?
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