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Brothers in Blood: The Lions of Sabi Sand (2015)

This is a powerful documentary, filmed over a 16 year span, about the rise of a Coalition of six lions, branded The Mapogo Lions, and their takeover of the largest territory by a pride.

Director:

Daniel Huertas

Writer:

Craig Gardner
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Luke Allen-Gale ... Himself - Narrator
Craig Packer Craig Packer ... Himself - Lion Ecologist, University of Minnesota USA (as Prof. Craig Packer)
Amy Dickman Amy Dickman ... Herself - Big Cat Expert, Oxford University UK (as Dr. Amy Dickman)
Dave Salmoni ... Himself - Large Predator Expert
Leon Van Wyk Leon Van Wyk ... Himself - Field Guide, Singita Game Reserve
Trevor Savage Trevor Savage ... Himself - Field Guide, Ulusaba Game Reserve
Ryan Johnston Ryan Johnston ... Himself - Field Guide, Nkorho Lodge 2005-2012
Paddy Hagelthorn Paddy Hagelthorn ... Himself - Manager & Field Ranger, Savanna Lodge
Chris Renshaw Chris Renshaw ... Himself - Field Guide, Singita Game Reserved
Phillip Andrew Phillip Andrew ... Himself - Field Guide, Ulusaba Game Reserve
Willem Botha Willem Botha ... Himself - Assistant Game Warden, Sabi Sand 2005-2009
Andrew Schoeman Andrew Schoeman ... Himself - Field Guide, Exeter Lodge 2004-2005
Karin van der Merwe Karin van der Merwe ... Herself - Lodge Manager, Nkorho Lodge
Peter Rundle Peter Rundle ... Himself - Field Guide, Nkorho Lodge 2005-2010
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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 Surely2God

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Country:

South Africa

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 June 2015 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

El rey de la manada See more »

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Budget:

ZAR 1,000 (estimated)
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Production Co:

Aquavision TV Productions See more »
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Color:

Color (archive footage)

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Great documentary
22 May 2016 | by candlekeepSee all my reviews

One of the most fascinating documentary i've ever seen. Great scenery, great story, smart commentaries and lots of love of those great animals. This film is a must see for or lion lovers and fans of wild nature.

Great work and masterpiece of long work (this film took 16 years to be made).

So hope that creators of the film will make something more about wildlife in Africa. All in all is 10 out of 10. Recommended for everyone except children. This film shows lots of cruel things. But the reality is so. Now we now what male lions are really are and why they are called kings.


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