White Lion

White Lion

Director: Michael Swan Cast: John Kani, Thabo Malema, A.J. Van Der Merwe

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White Lion

Destiny brings together a young lion and a young man in this drama from South African filmmaker Michael Swan. According to the legends of the Shangaan people of Africa, white lions are sacred creatures favored by the gods, and they're seen so rarely in the wild that when one is discovered, a Shangaan will be assigned to protect it. When a white lion cub is born near a Shangaan village, the other animals aren't sure what to make of the creature; the young lion named Letsatsi is rejected by its pride and must strike out on its own. Gisani (Thabo Malema), a Shangaan tribesman, learns that the white lion has left the wilds near his village and he follows Letsatsi to make sure the animal is safe and protect it from predators. An older lion named Nkulu makes friends with Letsatsi and shows the younger cat how to survive in the wild; meanwhile, Gisani takes a job as a hunting guide to support himself while staying in the wilds and keeping an eye on Letsatsi. However, when Nkulu is shot to death by a farmer and Letsatsi is targeted by one of Gisani's clients, the young warrior must take dramatic action to save the sacred lion. White Lion received its North American premiere at the 2010 Seattle International Film Festival.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/15/2011
UPC: 0814838011271
Original Release: 2009
Rating: PG
Source: Screen Media
Sound: [Dolby Digital Stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time: 1:28:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; Behind the Scenes

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
John Kani Storyteller
Thabo Malema Gisani,Tracker
A.J. Van Der Merwe Trophy Hunter
Brendan Grealy Farmer
Jamie Bartlett Professional Hunter
Ayrton Loureiro Camping Son
David Clatworthy Camping Dad
Jennifer Steyn Camping Mother
Tebogo Selepe Campfire Child
Thabiso Bokaba Campfire Child
Tina Leopeng Campfire Child
Sihle Muyanga Campfire Child
Lauren Das Neves Campfire Child
Shahzaad Khan Campfire Child
Alexander Foxton Campfire Child
Luckson Moyo Farm Hand
Brian Davidson Pilot
Rodney Nombekana Gisani Stunt Double

Technical Credits
Michael Swan Director,Cinematographer,Screenwriter
Bobby Cardoso Art Director
Rodney Fuhr Executive Producer,Original Story
Ilana Fuhr Executive Producer
Bridgette Fahey Goldsmith Editor
Darion Hing Costumes/Costume Designer
Ben Horowitz Screenwriter
Kevin Richardson Producer,Screenwriter
Lisa Mackay Art Director
Ivan Milborrow Screenwriter
Philip Miller Score Composer
Sheona Mitchley Art Director
Ruy Phillipe Costumes/Costume Designer
Janet van Eeden Screenwriter

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- White Lion
1. Curious [9:37]
2. Missing [8:37]
3. Lion's World [11:18]
4. Dangerous Man [12:16]
5. Joining Forces [8:19]
6. Firetrap [9:22]
7. Poachers [9:12]
8. Hunted [11:00]
9. Outsmarted [8:08]
10. Credits [5:27]

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