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
Quality
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Genres
Documentary
Director
Graeme Duane
Writer
Vanessa Lucas
Country
South Africa
Year
2017
Audio Languages
English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
Subtitles
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

Comments about documentary «Desert Lions» (16)

Kathryn V. avatar
Kathryn V.

Amazing exercise of stunning colour, isn't just a Documentary, it's a accomplishment, and is by far this year's best film.

Timothy P. avatar
Timothy P.

It's smart, intense, well acted and superbly done. AMAZING FILM!

Kathleen Ferguson avatar
Kathleen Ferguson

great performance by all, I truly enjoyed this Documentary movie

Joshua Fuller avatar
Joshua Fuller

great evening entertainment.

Jane R. avatar
Jane R.

i liked the movie !! i did not fail to entertain me. I know i suck at reviews.

Kathleen avatar
Kathleen

great from start to finish

Heather avatar
Heather

I've not seen a good movie like this for a while. It’s well acted and enjoyable.

Grace J. avatar
Grace J.

There are so many things I'd like to say about this film - I could write a dissertation!

David E. avatar
David E.

So good. The film was easy to follow.

Harold H. avatar
Harold H.

I absolutely love this movie. I have seen it 2 times and every time I see it, I get goosebumps. I don't know why ,maybe is the narrative or the music.

Steven Ray avatar
Steven Ray

This is a great movie! Give it a chance and you will not regret it. It starts off kind of weird. Stick with it because it all comes together.