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"Don't be misled by the title of this exceptional edition of the PBS 'Independent Lens' series…. it's a story of showbiz greed and those who suffer for their lack of savvy."
—The Hollywood Reporter
News and Documentary Emmy for Outstanding Cultural and Artistic Programming
A LION'S TRAIL
by Francois Verster, Dan Jawitz and Mark Kaplan
An illiterate Zulu musician wrote Africa's most famous song, "Mbube"—inspiration for the pop classic "The Lion Sleeps Tonight"—and received pennies for his efforts. Traveling into the musical worlds of South Africa and America, A LION'S TRAIL celebrates the song's timeless power while revealing injustices within the international recording industry.
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