World Cinema
Presented by: Dallas Convention and Visitors Bureau
UK, 2013, 101 min., Color, Vietnamese, English

NOBLE tells the inspiring true story of a young Irish orphan who overcomes adversity to become founder and president of one of the largest children’s foundations in the world. Born in the slums of Dublin on December 23, 1944, Christina Noble and her three siblings were raised by an ailing mother and an alcoholic father who spent more time drinking in pubs than putting food on the table. After her mother passed away, Christina was sent away to an orphanage, where she stayed until she escaped at the age of 18.

During a low point in her life at the start of the 1970’s, she suddenly began to have dreams about Vietnam, a country ravaged by war with a growing number of abandoned street children. With time Christina decided this was her calling, and she moved to Ho Chi Minh City to set up a foundation for these forgotten orphans. In the film, director Stephen Bradley masterfully intertwines scenes of Christina’s hard-knock childhood, her uphill battle to establish a charity as a foreigner in a developing country, and her lifelong struggle to accept fate and persevere in order to help those who cannot help themselves.

-- Chad Jones

Executive Producer
Michael Hunt
Stephen Bradley
Stephen Bradley
Melanie Gore-Grimes, Stephen Bradley
Trevor Forrest
Mags Arnold
Giles Martin, Ben Foster
Deirdre O’

Director Bio
Stephen Bradley is an Irish director who began his career with the short film REAPER, which was selected for the Shorts Competition at the 1995 Venice Film Festival. He co-founded Temple Films with producer Ed Guiney and wrote and directed his first feature film, SWEETY BARRETT, which was chosen in the Official Selection at Toronto Film Festival. His second feature, a comedy-horror film BOY EATS GIRL, was distributed worldwide and by Liongsgate Films in the USA. His directing credits also include three feature documentaries and numerous award-winning television programs.
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