Smoking awareness film wins big at the Jozi Film Fest

The Jozi Film Festival awarded the best director award to Aaron Biebert for his international documentary on the problems associated with smoking.

Beibert was inspired to make this film when he lost his friend to lung cancer.

It all starts with smokers... I mean right now the United Nations predicts that a billion people will die from cigarettes this century!

Aaron Beibert, director 'A Billion Lives'

The problem is not going away, it's not going away fast, and a lot of people are dying from it. It's a very serious situation!

Aaron Beibert, director 'A Billion Lives'

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