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White Lion  1355

Release date: Fri 19 Feb 2010
Running time:89 (1h29’)
Age restriction:PG

Home is a journey.

According to the legend of the Shangaan, white lions are the messengers of the gods, but it has been years since one has been seen in their remote African valley. When a white lion is miraculously born into that valley, a young Shangaan named Gisani is compelled to protect this rare and magnificent creature at any costs. This young lion, Letsatsi, is cast from his pride and forced to embark upon a perilous journey of survival.

Close to starvation, Letsatsi befriends Nkulu, an older lion, and together they learn how to survive in the harsh African wilderness. Gisani takes a job as a tracker with a local hunter who has his sights set on leading the hunt for this rare and magnificent creature. Gisani believes that he must find a way to prevent this from happening. When Nkulu is killed by a farmer, Letsatsi is forced to survive on his own. After many trials and setbacks, he finally learns to hunt by himself and grows into a magnificent adult.

Before Letsatsi can take over a pride of his own, he and Gisani must face their greatest challenge — the trophy hunter — for whom legends are worthless and rare skins priceless.

Genre: Adventure, Family
Cast: Thabo Malema
A.J. van der Merwe, Brendan Grealy, Jamie Bartlett, Ayrton Loureiro, David Clatworthy, Jennifer Steyn
Narrator: John Kani
Directed by: Michael Swan
Screenplay: Janet van Eeden, Ivan Milborrow
Music: Philip Miller
Produced by: Kevin Richardson
Language: English

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