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Lionel Friedberg is an Emmy Award-winning film + T.V. producer / Writer. He grew up in South Africa + began his career @the first T.V. station inNorthern Rhodesia, now Zambia in 1961. He worked as a Director of Photography on 18 ft. films + wrote, produced + directed for National Geographic, PBS + national broadcast + cable networks including the Discovery Channel, A&E + The History Channel + a New York Times bestselling author.
Lionel Friedberg's career has exposed him to the extraordinary wonders of our planet + many unforgettable personalities from maverick scientists to politicians, entertainers + people who survived near-death experiences.
Emmy Award-winning producer and New York Times bestselling author Lionel Friedberg has spent 50 years making films as diverse as full-length theatrical features and television documentaries. After growing up in South Africa during the troubled era of apartheid, he began his career during the dying days of colonialism in Central Africa.
He eventually settled in Los Angeles where his work took him to the sound stages of Hollywood and to the most remote regions of the Earth. His career exposed him to the extraordinary wonders of our planet and brought him into close contact with many unforgettable personalities from maverick scientists to politicians, entertainers and people who survived near-death experiences.
His observations have taught him that life is far more complex + infinitely stranger than we can imagine. When he was struck by an unexpected life-threatening illness, his efforts to find a way to save his life took him back to Africa, where he encountered the age-old rituals and powerful healing methods of African shamans. Their mysterious ways have much to teach us + are as relevant today as they were in ancient times.