PRIDE OF LIONS
RED ROCK FILM FESTIVAL 09 â PRIDE OF LIONS
Pride of Lions
(Pride of Lions) â Utah Premiere
Feature Competition â Documentary
U S A (2009) 84 min. (1.78:1) In English
DIR Louise Woehrle, John Woehrle EXEPRO John Woehrle PRO Louise Woehrle CIN Bill Carlson EDIT Ben Watne MUS Kent Militzer
Sierra Leone â the atrocities and destruction imposed on this West African country during an 11-year civil war contrasts greatly with the rich beauty of the land and the peaceful nature of its people. A nation that was once thriving, is torn apart by corruption and the brutalities of war, but somehow finds hope for the future. This film offers a rare glimpse into the lives of those who experienced the war, firsthand: an artisan diamond miner raising his brotherâs amputee son, who as a baby lost his leg to the same bullet that killed his mother; a boy soldier forced to fight at the age of eight now repairs bicycles in Kono; Lazarus, a gentle man with forgiveness in his heart shares his horrific story of the rebels cutting off both his arms, and to think this happened only a decade ago. The Sierra Leoneans choose forgiveness over contempt, peace instead of revenge, with hope for the future.
Canyon Community Center
126 Lion Blvd.
Springdale, UT 84767
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