THE LIONS

The Lions

Ariane, Marie-Cécile, Mourit and Joseph are "rich Africans", members of the Benin Lions Club. They are not the same age and have different careers but they share a desire for power, money and freedom of expression - a dynamic that drives an ever-growing section of the population. The globalisation of the economy has seen the creation of a class of nouveau riche that is attracted to the influence of a Club that blurs that lines between business and charity.

Through their daily lives, from their uniformed workplaces and galas to their family living rooms, they describe the draw of the Lions Club, which conveys the transformation taking place in African society.

With the support of the Flanders Audiovisual Fund and the Centre du Cinéma et de l'audiovisuelle de la Communauté Française de Belgique.

 

Credits

Director: Jean-Frédérique de Hasque

Producer: Sébastien Andres - MICHIGAN FILMS (B)

Co-producers: Bart Van Langendonck - SAVAGE FILM (B) and Centre Video de Bruxelles (CVB)

With the support of: Centre du Cinéma de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles and Flanders Audiovisual Fund.

 

Release

Tentative release date: 2015

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