EMANUELE GEROSA | FILM DIRECTOR

LION SOULS

 

a film by Manu Gerosa, Salva Muñoz

 

Documentary // Running Time: 58 min. // Year: 2012 // Country of Production: Italy // Shooting Place: Zimbabwe, Italy // Original language: English, Italian, Shona // Subtitles: Italian, English, Spanish

 

Logline

Evoking the soul of a country, through a story of adversity, courage and hope, Lion Souls is a journey in Zimbabwe following the lives of two men, brought together not by fate, but faith in the hope of a brighter future.

 

Synopsis

Evoking the soul of a country, through a story of adversity, courage and hope, Lion Souls is a journey in Zimbabwe following the lives of two men, brought together not by fate, but faith in the hope of a brighter future. Carlo Spagnolli is an Italian surgeon who has devoted his life in helping others in Africa. Thomas is one of his patients, a 25 year old man stuck on a wheelchair after a ruthless beating by military soldiers that severely damaged his spine. With the help of Carlo he will face the biggest challenge of his life: standing up again and walking on his own feet. It’s a story about the power of ideals. Of keeping the faith. Of fighting the good fight in the face of adversity. It’s a parable of healing. And not of just one man...

 

Credits

Production: Oneworld DocuMakers

Directors: Manu Gerosa & Salva Muñoz

Director of Photography: Nicola Cattani

Camera: Manu Gerosa & Salva Muñoz, Nicola Cattani

Sound: Jose Ignacio De Juan Diaz

Editing: Manu Gerosa & Salva Muñoz

Music: Lorenzo Frizzera

Sound Mix: Manu Gerosa & Salva Muñoz

Color Designer: Nicola Cattani , Manu Gerosa & Salva Muñoz

Graphic Design: Apart Collective.

 

Festivals and Awards

Selected at 11º Guangzhou International Documentary Film Festival (08-11 December 2013 - China)

Selected at 6º International Right Film Festival “Steps” 2013 (12-19 October 2013 - Ukraine)

Selected at 16º Zanzibar International Film Festival (29 June - 07 July 2013 - Tanzania)

Winner of the award "Jury Prize in the Documentaries Competition" at 16º Ismailia International Festival (04-09 June 2013 - Egypt)

Selected at 8º Un Film per la Pace (06-07 June 2013 - Italy)

Selected at 10º Human Rights Film Festival Barcelona/Paris/NYC (16-26 May 2013 - Spain)

Selected at 61º Trento Film Festival (25 April - 05 May 2013 - Italy)

Selected at 14º Thessaloniki Documentary Festival (09-18 March 2012 - Greece)

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