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More action adventure than traditional documentary, Lion Ark follows the world's most ambitious and daring animal rescue, with a narrative meticulously compiled from film, interviews, ... See full summary »

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Tim Phillips
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Remy Ballivan Remy Ballivan ... Self
Bob Barker ... Self
Martin Beltran Martin Beltran ... Self
Diego Cortes Diego Cortes ... Self
Pat Craig Pat Craig ... Self
Jan Creamer Jan Creamer ... Self
Jimena Delgadillo Jimena Delgadillo ... Self
Pat Derby ... Self
Ximena Flores Ximena Flores ... Self
Jorja Fox ... Self
David Kopp ... Self
Tim Phillips Tim Phillips ... Self
Pedro Ribera Pedro Ribera ... Self
Mel Richardson ... Self
Gabriel Rivero Gabriel Rivero ... Self
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More action adventure than traditional documentary, Lion Ark follows the world's most ambitious and daring animal rescue, with a narrative meticulously compiled from film, interviews, conversations and the reactions of participants as events actually unfold. A shocking undercover investigation leads to a ban on animal circuses in Bolivia. But the circuses defy the law. The team behind the investigation return, track down the illegal circuses and save every animal. The confrontations, heartache and incredible risks the rescue team face are all captured before a joyous finale sees 25 lions airlifted to freedom in Colorado. An uplifting story of bravery, compassion, camaraderie and determination. How a poor but proud country said 'no' to cruelty and how attitudes to animals were changed across an entire continent. Written by Anonymous

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They lifted the curtain. Freedom roared.


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Mel Richardson: It's probably the proudest moment in my 42 years working with captive animals, to be able to be involved in this.
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I am embarrassed to admit it..
24 December 2020 | by jimcurry-42679See all my reviews

When I was a kid my parents would bring us to the Circus, when I had my kids I brought them to a circus, probably 25 years ago. As times change and incredible documentaries like this tell their stories of abuse and containment I am embarrassed to admit I participated, never again.


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USA | UK | Bolivia

Language:

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Release Date:

1 January 2015 (USA) See more »

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Lví archa See more »

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Bolivia See more »

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ADI Films See more »
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