Five For Friday: Last Lions
5 reasons to watch the new National Geographic film, The Last Lions
1. Dramatic storyline. The Lion King was a great animated film. Now, see the real-life story with just as much drama and excitement as the Disney version. In the new wildlife adventure, follow the epic journey of a lioness named Ma di Tau (“Mother of Lions”) as she battles to protect her cubs against a daunting onslaught of obstacles including a dangerous fire, a rival pride of lions, a crocodile-infested river, and a buffalo-ridden island–all in order to ensure the survival of her family.
2. Striking cinematography. The Last Lions features close-up footage of these majestic animals in their native Bostwana environment, captured by two of the world’s foremost filmmakers, big cat experts, and conservationists–National Geographic Explorers-in-Residence Beverly and Dereck Joubert. Over their 28-year career, the Jouberts have won five Emmys, a Peabody, the World Ecology Award, and an induction into the American Academy of Achievement. They recently have been awarded the Presidential Order of Merit by the government of Botswana for their life’s work. So you know they are serious film professionals with a serious mission to document the stories of African animals.