Family


Mia and the White Lion


MPAA Rating:
PG
Genre:
Family
Runtime:
98 mins
Stars:
Daniah De Villiers, Mélanie Laurent, Langley Kirkwood, Ryan Mac Lennan
Director:
Gilles De Maistre
Producer:
M6 Films, Film Afrika, Pandora Film

Content at a Glance

0

Sex

Approved: 0-2 in any category

 

0:
none
1:
on-screen acts of romance
2:
infidelity; implied pre-marital sex or secondary lead characters with consequences
3:
inappropriate sexual relations without consequences
4-5:
graphic sexual activity is heard and/or seen
×
2
Language

Sex

Approved: 0-2 in any category

 

0:
none
1:
on-screen acts of romance
2:
infidelity; implied pre-marital sex or secondary lead characters with consequences
3:
inappropriate sexual relations without consequences
4-5:
graphic sexual activity is heard and/or seen
×
3
Violence

Violence

Approved: 0-2 in any category

 

0:
none
1:
on-screen acts of romance
2:
infidelity; implied pre-marital sex or secondary lead characters with consequences inappropriate sexual relations without consequences
4-5:
graphic sexual activity is heard and/or seen
×
2
Drugs

Drugs

Approved: 0-2 in any category

 

0:
none
1:
occasional drinking by secondary characters (i.e., man in bar)
2:
historically accurate use of alcohol and tobacco products
3:
continuous drinking and drug use common throughout
4-5:
drug/alcohol used many times by main character(s) shown in a positive light
×
0

Nudity

Approved: 0-2 in any category

 

0:
none
1:
baby’s behind; shirtless men, low cut shirts, short skirts seen occasionally on women
2:
rear nudity that is not suggestive such as skinny dipping from a distance; cleavage
3:
sexually suggestive and revealing clothing or underwear is common throughout
4-5:
frontal nudity
×
2
Other

Other

Approved: 0-2 in any category

 

Lead characters that exhibit disrespect for authority, lying, cheating, stealing, illegal activity, witchcraft or sorcery

0:
none
1:
mild-moderate with consequences
2:
moderate poor behavior
3:
moderate-heavy behavior with no consequences
4-5:
extreme portrayals, condoned or excused
×

Sex


No Information

Language


some language

Violence


a fight between mia’s father and a man who owns a hunting reserve. also, the lion attacks a man.

Drugs


some alcohol usage

Nudity


No Information

Other


No Information


Trailer



Synopsis

Ten-year-old Mia has her life turned upside down when her family decides to leave London to manage a lion farm in Africa. When a beautiful white lion, Charlie, is born, Mia finds happiness once again and develops a special bond with the growing cub.

When Charlie reaches 3, Mia’s life is rocked once again as she uncovers an upsetting secret kept hidden by her father. Distraught by the thought that Charlie could be in danger, Mia decides to rescue him. The two friends set out on an incredible journey across the South African savanna in search of a sanctuary where Charlie can live out his life in freedom.


Movie Message

Mia and the White Lion is a movie that follows the story of a girl whose family returns to South Africa from London to run their family’s farm for animal habitat. While they’re there, a white lion cub (Charlie) is born that immediately bonds with the oldest child in the family, Mia. As the two grow up together, they become inseparable best friends that truly cannot stand to be apart.

As Mia grows older and wiser, she begins to see that her father’s story doesn’t truly add up. After finding out that her beloved Charlie would be sold, Mia secretly follows her father as he takes one of their other lions to be sold to a hunting farm. Immediately upon arrival, Mia watches with her own eyes as one of the lions is heartlessly killed at point-blank range by a hunter. Her love for the animals, coupled with her heart for justice, drives her to liberate the animals in their family’s farm, and she and Charlie set out on the rescue mission of a lifetime, risking their lives for love and justice.

It’s a beautiful story of tender love, betrayal, reconciliation, risk and reward. The directors hold no punches when it comes to displaying the ugly truth of the oftentimes deceptive truth of animal farming, and the hunting farms that are populated by the “inventory” of the nearby farms in South Africa. The story that the writers portray beautifully dignifies the life of the captive animals and the importance of fighting for their right to live it. The movie earns the Approved Seal for All Ages.

 

Mia and the White Lion is a story filled with beautiful love, courage, risk, justice, reconciliation, and reward. It showcases how to bravery of one girl not only affects one life, but all those in the wake of the story.

For All Ages

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