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Key Information

Format
Documentary
Year of production
2015
Duration
00:52:00
Country of origin
Austria
Produced by
A co-production by ORF, Interspot Film, ARTE, Smithsonian Networks, Into Nature Productions and Boksdocs with ORF-Enterprise
Rights holder
ORF
Categories
Universum > Wildlife

Language versions

Original
German
Dubbed
English

Topics

Non-Fiction/Information

Synopsis

A lioness and her daughters hold the key to the survival of Namibia’s rare desert lions: two years ago they gave birth to five male cubs, and through the hardships of the desert and without a pride male, they are raising them to independence, showing them how to hunt both the smallest and the largest prey – including even giraffes. When the elderly matriarch dies her two daughters must finish the education of the five sons before they grow too big to be fed. Filming over more than two years, we see the secret lives of desert lions as they roam the rugged mountains, majestic sand dunes, gravel plains, scrublands, and even the beaches of the Skeleton Coast.

Additional Information

Television and Film Awards, New York 2016: Gold World MedalEnvironment & Ecology and Gold World Medal Nature & Wildlife;US International Film and Video Festival 2016: Best of Festival;Cannes Corporate Media Awards 2016: Golden Dolphin. Nominee 2017 Emmy Awards: Documentary

Sales

Available worldwide except for Germany, France, the USA
and Canada

Cast & Crew

Director
Will & Lianne Steenkamp

Awards

Green Screen International Film Festival (2016)
Green Screen International Film Festival Award (won) Other (Best camera: Lianne Steenkamp)