HEART OF A LION
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Heart of a Lion is a feature documentary, currently in production, filming in South Africa, Zambia, Namibia, and Mozambique. The film addresses the crises of species extinction in Africa, with a focus on the lion, its apex predator, representing the fragility of all wildlife on this continent..
In 2015, the killing of Cecil the lion by a Minnesota dentist created a tsunami of emotion around the world.
This documentary looks at the legacy of Cecil and how his death brings into focus the disconnect between man and nature, the commodification of animals and wilderness, the rise of “canned hunting”, the effect of human encroachment on wildlife habitat, and the indigenous, economic and political forces behind the lion industry and wildlife conservation.
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