This is a powerful documentary about the rise of a Coalition of six lions, branded The Mapogo Lions, and their takeover of the largest territory by a pride. This was filmed over the past 16 years by professionals and amateurs privileged to witness their survival skills. Down the years, rangers and biologists have been astounded by the pride's relentless hunger for domination as they showed no fear in massacring other lions - and their cubs - in order to expand their territory. In just one year, these six killed more than a hundred lions, and conquered an unprecedented amount of land. Their story is one of violence, deception, and thirst for power, one which reveals a surprisingly sophisticated side to the politics of lion behavior. Written by
The Saga Continues - The Selati Lions - Most fascinating documentary
One of the most fascinating powerful documentaries to date. This gives one the other side of the coin, how ferocious lions really are. It keeps one on the edge of the chair from beginning to end. The footage and interviews are perfectly put together and even some of the clips I recall over the years from You Tube. As a South African I had the opportunity to visit the reserve next to the Sabi Sands, the Manyeleti Game Reserve, where the pack of Selati lions are roaming, so the saga continues. See link to the blog of Tintswalo Safari Lodge of the Selati males and for the first time they have cubs now, blog dated 15-16 October.
Shocking, fascinating, unpleasant, sickening, and then loving, amazing and fantastic how one's emotions took a roller coaster just watching this amazing footage taken over 16 years making this documentary. The guides and people being interviewed was done so superbly and to see how many emotions were involved in the making of this documentary absolutely gave this a top score.
Not recommended for younger viewers for the footage is very shocking at times. I hope that this documentary to be entered at Cannes and if this does not walk away with a win it should get many awards anywhere else.
If you are a wildlife lover and enjoy the African wildlife type documentaries, from Sir David Attenborough's "Africa", Animal Planet or NatGEO, this should be added to the collection of top best Wild Life documentaries of most recent years ever filmed.
Please let me know where this can be ordered from and will it be available on Amazon?
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