HEART OF A LION
Heart of a Lion is a feature documentary currently “in production” shooting in South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Canada, US and the UK, addressing the crisis of animal extinction in Africa, with a focus on Lions, including the rare White Lions of Timbavati, South Africa as representing the fragility of all endangered species.
It explores the disconnect between man and nature, the commodification of animals and wilderness, the economic and political forces behind the “bone trade”, “canned hunting” and the effect of human encroachment on wildlife habitat. It investigates the dynamics of wildlife reserves, zoos, circuses, international trophy hunting, the African “muti” trade and, in the words of the eminent environmentalist David Suzuki, “the catastrophic course for our biosphere.”
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