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