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  • John Woehrle, Director
  • Louise Woehrle, Producer

About the Project

PRIDE OF LIONS shines a new light on Sierra Leone in hopes that the rest of the world will see the horror imposed on these peaceful people during the 11-year civil war that ended only six years ago. The film offers a rare glimpse into the lives of those who experienced the atrocities of war, firsthand - personal stories of escape, amputation, capture, displacement, and loss, coupled with determination to move their lives and country forward, restore what has been taken from them, and become better than before. Although PRIDE OF LIONS shows humanity at its worst, more importantly, it illuminates the best in humanity. The Leoneans choose forgiveness over contempt, peace instead of revenge, and replace hatred towards their oppressors with determination and hope for the future.