One Good Reason
One Good Reason is a powerful and inspiring documentary from Emmy Award-winning directors Perri Peltz and Matthew O'Neill, following the journey of a Ukrainian family with two young children as they flee the war in their home country, the generosity of an American couple in rural Wisconsin—complete strangers—who offer to be their sponsors, and the special bond they create together.
Produced by Tribeca Studios in partnership with ServiceNow, the film shines a spotlight on the first-of-its-kind online platform created by Welcome.US, which empowers Americans to connect with people seeking refuge in the United States through the government’s humanitarian programs, which require the support of a sponsor.
The 25-minute film tells the story of the Hnatiuk family as they make the difficult decision to leave Ukraine and begin a new life in rural Wisconsin with their sponsors, Bryce and Maxine Luchterhand. As the Hnatiuks adjust to life in Unity, Wisconsin — a small town of 384 people – and worry about the fate of their relatives who remain in Ukraine, they also find connection and community with the Luchterhands, from making borscht the Wisconsin way (with cheese!) to tapping maple trees for syrup.