Desert Lions

Desert Lions

When it rains, it pours in Nxai Pan in northern Botswana. Lush plains scattered with vast herds of antelope stretch to the horizon. It is a veritable paradise. But Nxai Pan is a place of harsh contradictions. For when the rainy season is over, the lake dries up, leaving behind only cracked, desiccated salt pans as the desert, and its devastating heat returns. The biggest contradiction of all, then, is to call a place of such struggle "hell on earth" - because for some - this is still paradise. The lions of Nxai Pan have perfected the art of survival in some of the harshest conditions in Africa. A coalition of two mighty male lions rules this empire, their tenure spanning almost a decade. Their territory is vast, their females are loyal, and their hold on their land is ironclad. But they're getting old, and the looming dry season holds the promise of being one of the deadliest yet. Can these desert kings and their megapride dominate another dry season, or will this be their last?

Running Time
50 minutes
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Graeme Duane
Vanessa Lucas
South Africa
Audio Languages
English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

Comments about documentary «Desert Lions» (16)

Terry avatar

Great movie. Both and my husband enjoyed it.

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Shirley Bowman

Here's a fine example of a film that may makes up for an exciting watch due to its director Graeme Duane extra-ordinary sense of creating spectacles that feel like breathing artworks.

Doris Harris avatar
Doris Harris

Here it is, the masterpiece we've been waiting for!

Marie A. avatar
Marie A.

It kept you going I couldn't putt it on hold to get my coffee.

Albert avatar

I enjoyed it and it's a movie I'd watch again in the future.

Ralph Wong avatar
Ralph Wong

...and it's exactly what I wanted to watch.

Jeremy H. avatar
Jeremy H.

Brilliant concept. Great execution. A Documentary classic. It is really closing your loop!

Robert Hopkins avatar
Robert Hopkins

The best movie I've seen in a long long time. Beautifully written and executed. Seriously. Amazing.