In 2010 South Africa was in the world’s focus with the soccer world championships. Word was about a chance for the entire continent. And: South Africa was meant to serve as an example for all the other countries. But the country has a problem that paralyses many areas of life: HIV/AIDS. The country’s HIV rate is one of the highest worldwide. The sources are to be found in the aftermath of apartheid and social change. THE LION ESCAPED shows people in the fight against AIDS: political personae, clerical staff and intellectuals; NGO employees, miracle healers and patients.


Austria/South Africa 2011
Regie: Peter Waldenberger
90 min, DCP, OmeU

2012, Archive, Documentary, Documentary Film Competition

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