White Lion

Theatrical Release: October 15, 2010
DVD Release: February 15, 2011
White Lion


A young Shangaan named Gisani finds himself destine to protect a rare and magnificent white lion names Letsatsi. This young lion befriends Nkulu, an older lion and together they learn how to survive in the harsh Africa wilderness. When Nkulu is killed by a framer, Letsatsi is forced once again to survive by himself. But before he can take over the pride of his own, Letsatsi and Gisani must face their greatest challenge – the trophy hunter – for whom legends are worthless and rare skins priceless

Dove Review

“White Lion” is a story which takes place in Africa and is about the birth of a White Lion cub and its transition over the years from cub to full grown lion. The cub has to survive against the odds, including the loss of its brother and the impending stepping out on its own when the time arrives. It deals with other preying animals, a ring of fire which is ignited by a burst of lightning, and possibly its greatest challenge-man; in particular one man who has always dreamed of shooting down a white lion.

There are some brief violent moments in this film, which results in our approving this film for ages twelve plus. However, parents should consult the content listing below. Some children under twelve will be fine watching it but there are frightening images in a few scenes and we do not recommend it for young children. The scenery is breathtaking, the lions and animals at times playful and humorous, and this is a remarkable film which focuses on nature as much as the white lion.

Content Description

Faith: None
Integrity: None
Sex: None
Language: None
Violence: A hyena wants to kill a lion cub; a snake strikes a young cub and kills it and while it takes place at night in the dark it is a scary image for young children; lions wrestle each other and growl; talk of a lion almost killing another animal; a man says he wants to kill a white lion or have someone kill it for him; lightning strikes a tree and starts a fire with lions near by; lions get into chicken coop and kill chickens; a dead chicken is hung in barn as bait for lions; lions are shot at; a lion is shot; an ostrich like creature is killed by a lion; hyena and lion seen eating bloody meat; blood on lion's mouth; men with rifles; a man strikes another man; a man steps in front of a rifle to prevent a man from shooting lion.
Drugs: A man smokes.
Nudity: None
Other: Lions and man treating animals as prey.


Company: Screen Media
Director: Michael Swan
Genre: Adventure
Runtime: 88 min.
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter