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The Last Lions (2011)

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Fifty years ago there were close to half-a-million lions in Africa. Today there are around 20,000. To make matters worse, lions, unlike elephants, which are far more numerous, have ... See full summary »

Director:

Dereck Joubert

Writer:

Dereck Joubert

Star:

Jeremy Irons
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Cast

Credited cast:
Jeremy Irons ... Narrator (voice)
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Storyline

Fifty years ago there were close to half-a-million lions in Africa. Today there are around 20,000. To make matters worse, lions, unlike elephants, which are far more numerous, have virtually no protection under government mandate or through international accords. This is the jumping-off point for a disturbing, well-researched and beautifully made cri de coeur from husband and wife team Dereck and Beverly Joubert, award-winning filmmakers from Botswana who have been Explorers-in-Residence at National Geographic for more than four years. Pointing to poaching as a primary threat while noting the lion's pride of place on the list for eco-tourists-an industry that brings in 200 billion dollars per year worldwide-the Jouberts build a solid case for both the moral duty we have to protect lions (as well as other threatened "big cats," tigers among them) and the economic sense such protection would make. And when one takes into account the fact that big cats are at the very top of the food ... Written by Palm Springs Internation Film Festival

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The most powerful force in nature is a mother's love.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some violent images involving animal life
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Country:

USA | Botswana

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 February 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Az utolsó oroszlánok See more »

Filming Locations:

Okavango Delta, Botswana See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$68,856, 18 February 2011, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$635,325
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Company Credits

Production Co:

National Geographic Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Jeremy Irons narrates this documentary about lions. He was also the voice of Scar in Disney's "The Lion King (1994)". See more »

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Deceptive, Shameless
28 February 2012 | by eph007-304-665351See all my reviews

As an avid watcher of National Geographic and big-cat films I was able to spot the deception this supposed "documentary" tries to pull off. My great excitement immediately plummeted when i recognized footage from other videos being inserted into this one to complete the storyline- in other words create a story where there was none.

It happened numerous times, each time i was surprised how low a film by what you would think is an honorable company- national geographic- would sink to.

The lack of honesty in what was supposed to be a documentary destroyed any value this film had for me. I only gave it three stars because there were cool visuals, even though the story was dreck.

There are some good videos out there. Go watch Lions and Hyenas: Eternal Enemies. That will really knock your face off and you won't grow a long nose like Pinnochio for watching it.


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