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The Lions Rule - Death in the Glade

The Lions Rule - Death in the Glade

classified PG

Wildscreen Festival


Please note: This was screened in Oct 2018

70 mins

The Glade is a paradise in the desiccated plains of Ruaha. Water is here all year round. This bounty spawns strange relationships, like the pact that exists between a baboon and a lion family who, against natural instincts, live in harmony. But peace in the Glade is shattered when thousands of buffalo arrive to drink. They are followed by the biggest pride in all of Ruaha National Park, The Baobab pride. While the Baobab pride hunts the herd inside the Glade, another pride arrives on the scene. They are the Njaa - a pride of drifters - always following the buffalo herd. The herd is their territory and they will fight any lion that dares to poach their prey. The Glade becomes a war zone. Before this day is over, a horrible event will leave one pride in exile, one victorious and another waiting for the next disaster to unfold.

Nominated for: ORF Animal Behaviour Award, Series Award

WARNING: Contains scenes that younger children may find disturbing - this screening is not recommended for younger audiences.

The screening will be followed by a Q&A hosted by Martin Dohrn with Factual Studios CEO,Walter Koehler, Executive Producer Susanne Lummer and Camerman Owen Pruemm.