February 11

The Last Lions

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Poster for the movie "The Last Lions"

The Last Lions (2011)

88 min - Documentary - 11 February 2011

In Botswana's Okavango Delta, an ostracized lioness and her two cubs must fight alone to survive - overcoming all manner of hazard, from the raging wildfires on the Delta, to the jealousy of sister lionesses, to the marauding males who kill her mate, to the prey that becomes predator. Their only defense is to escape to Duba Island -- and with that, an unknown future. The setting for this epic tale is one of the last regions where lions can live in the wild. Faced with dwindling land and increasing pressure from hunting, lions - like our lone lioness and her cubs - are approaching the brink of extinction.

Director:  Dereck Joubert, Beverly Joubert
Stars:  Jeremy Irons

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In Botswana's Okavango Delta, an ostracized lioness and her two cubs must fight alone to survive - overcoming all manner of hazard, from the raging wildfires on the Delta, to the jealousy of sister lionesses, to the marauding males who kill her mate, to the prey that becomes predator. Their only defense is to escape to Duba Island -- and with that, an unknown future. The setting for this epic tale is one of the last regions where lions can live in the wild. Faced with dwindling land and increasing pressure from hunting, lions - like our lone lioness and her cubs - are approaching the brink of extinction.


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Genres: Documentary

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Country:   Botswana
Language:  English
Release Date:  11 February 2011

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Runtime:  1 h 28 min

by Allison

This is an intense movie that truly draws you in and takes your heart on a wild journey with the heart-breaking reality that lions of the African savannah are quickly being abolished. Vivid color and beyond-the-imagination cinematography bring the details of a big cat existence to life. It’s as though you become part of the family of an ostracized lioness who will stop at nothing to save her cubs. The film sheds light on the stark reality that lions are a dying breed.

The gripping story line is best suited for children who can understand that animals do eat live prey and that life in the wild can be frightening as well as majestic.

Your thoughts on conservation and helping preserve animals will never be the same. The call to action will cause you to open your wallets and hearts to help save these animals. But while it’s a film with a mission to save lions, the story is so captivating, with such a strong narrative that it draws you in to the world of entertainment.


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