A Lion in the House. 2006. USA. Directed by Julia Reichert, Steven Bognar. 225 min.
A Lion in the House follows the unique stories of five children and their families at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital as they battle pediatric cancer. From the trauma of diagnosis to the physical toll of treatment, the film documents the stresses that can tear a family apart, as well as the courage of children facing the possibility of death with honesty, dignity, and humor. As the film compresses six years into one narrative, it puts viewers in the shoes of parents, physicians, nurses, siblings, grandparents, and social workers who struggle to defeat an indiscriminate, predatory disease. A Lion in the House won a Primetime Emmy for Exceptional Merit in Nonfiction Filmmaking.
A coproduction with ITVS