Documentary filmmakers follow lions as they struggle to survive amid changing habitats. The lioness Ma di Tau must protect and raise her cubs while threatened by a rival pride of lions and a herd of aggressive buffalo.
The husband and wife team of Dereck and Beverley Joubert joined us recently for a chat about their Truly Moving Picture Award-winning documentary The Last Lions. They discuss the logistical problems associated with living in the field for seven years, tracking a pride of lions on a daily basis. They also talk about choosing which scenes to include in the film, as some of their footage shows the grisly and brutal side of nature. In addition, they talk about the Big Cat Initiative, which they’ve launched in partnership with National Geographic in order to raise awareness about the plight of big cats around the world.
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