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Jung & Film Online | Lion

June 12, 2020 @ 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM

lion 2017

LionYou are warmly invited to our 2nd online Jung and Film evening on Friday, 12 June: Lion.
(Ethics points applied for; run time: 2h 9min).

Sad yet uplifting, frightening yet inspirational, Lion breaks your heart into a thousand pieces and puts them back together in the end. It makes you believe in miracles and embrace hardships by celebrating courage and resilience in its own unique way.

(Times of India, 2017)

Based on the autobiographical book by Saroo Brierley, A Long Way Home, Lion tells the true story of how Brierley sets out to find his family, 25 years after being separated from them in Burhanpur, India. Lion is the story of a life lost and found. This compelling film addresses many issues:  the plight of the dispossessed;  being lost as a child (five-year- old Saroo) unable to find his way home; the harrowing experiences of street life in a large city like Calcutta; resilience and the capacity to survive adverse circumstances; the cruelty of some adults towards children; the kindness of some other adults toward the plight of the child; adoption and some of the possible difficulties involved; displacement from one’s culture across international boundaries; adaptation to a foreign culture; the search for “home”, and the anguish of not finding one’s roots.

Online Participation Format

For our last Film Evening, we used Google Play to access the movie. Lion is not available on Google Play, so we will be screening this movie via Zoom, from the DVD we have purchased.  We will therefore invite participants to a Zoom meeting and screen the film from 18h00 (6 PM) until 20h10 (8h10 PM).

Following the screening, there will be a break of approximately 10 minutes, after which we will reconvene for the discussion, which will take place from 20h20 until approximately 21h20.


R100 during lockdown.

SAAJA banking details below. Please send your POP to SAAJA saaja@mweb.co.za.

Live Streaming | Advanced Booking Essential

John will send you the link to Zoom on the afternoon of Friday 12th June by 17h00 via email. Just click on the link and you will automatically be connected to the Film Evening meeting.

Catering | Cape Town Southern Suburbs

Janis Merand (Lush Food), is available, to deliver food to you (at your own cost), within a reasonable radius of her home in the southern suburbs of Cape Town, on the evening of June 12th. Contact her for details at janismerand@gmail.com

Online Library

We invite you to visit our Library online, where you can search for titles and find out more about our Collections. For more information on this, contact Debra at saajalibrary@outlook.com.

Banking Details

ACCOUNT NO.: 072975059  |  BANK CODE: 025-009



June 12, 2020
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
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