HEART OF A LION
PREVIEW COMING SOON
Heart of a Lion is a feature documentary currently in post-production. Filming in South Africa, Zambia, Namibia and Mozambique, it addresses the crises of species extinction in Africa, with a focus on the lion, the apex predator, as representing the fragility of wildlife on this continent.
It investigates the disconnect between man and nature, the commodification of animals and wilderness, the effect of human encroachment on wildlife habitat, and the indigenous, economic and political forces behind the lion industry and wildlife conservation.
Documentaries do matter. The Ivory Game added to the mounting political pressure on China to finally announce an end of its domestic ivory trade by 2017. Heart of a Lion presents that good and the bad, offering an assessment of the ecology between man and nature, and realistic solutions to bringing it into balance.
CECIL THE LION
Two centuries ago hundreds of thousands of lions inhabited Africa. Today. Approx. 20,000 live in 8% of their former range. Trophy hunting, as highlighted by the killing of Cecil and his son is just one issue.
Living Planet Report warns that “Global populations of wildlife species have plunged 60% since 1970 and Wildlife is disappearing within our lifetimes at an unprecedented rate."
World wildlife fund