The Lion Escaped

In 2010 the eyes of the world are on South Africa with its football World Cup. There is talk of an opportunity for the whole continent. Plus: South Africa stands here as a role model for other countries. Yet the country has a problem that paralyzes many areas of life: HIV/AIDS. South Africa’s HIV rate is one of the highest in the world. The causes are rooted in the legacy of the Apartheid era and social upheaval. The Lion Escaped shows people from cities and rural areas fighting against AIDS.

Director's Biography
Peter Waldenberger, geb. 1968, in Wels, lebt und arbeitet als Journalist, Autor und Regisseur in Wien. Seit 2002 Lehrauftrag an der Donau-Uni Krems. 2007 Gründung des Medienbüros name*it – positive media production.

Filme (Auswahl): Laguna Negra (2004, Dok), Peace Kicking Mission Kosovo (2008, Dok; CE '09), Mali Music – Eine Reise zum Festival au Désert (2010/11, Musik-Doku), The Lion Escaped (2011, Dok)
Local Artists 2011
Peter Waldenberger
Austria 2011
90 minutes
OV with English subtitles / OV with German subtitles
Screenplay Peter Waldenberger
Cinematography Enzo Brandner, Josef Gulyasz
Editing Antonia Adelsberger
Music The Portico Quartet, Soul Jazz Orchestra, Radioclit/Esau Mwamwaya, The Cinematic Orchestra, Philip Selway
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