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Lion Ark Valentine’s screening at Cinema Verde Film Festival

Posted: 5 February 2015. Updated: 5 February 2015

Lion Ark is set to melt hearts on Valentine’s Day at the sixth Cinema Verde Environmental Film and Arts Festival, screening on Saturday February 14th at the Paramount Plaza Hotel and Conference Center.

Lion Ark is set to melt hearts on Valentine’s Day at the sixth Cinema Verde Environmental Film and Arts Festival, screening on Saturday February 14th at the Paramount Plaza Hotel and Conference Center.

Award-winning Lion Ark charts the story of one of the world’s most ambitious animal rescue operations, as a team from ADI secure the ban on animal circuses in Bolivia and set about rescuing every animal as circuses defy the law. The film’s joyous finale sees 25 lions airlifted to a new life in the US.

More action adventure than traditional documentary, Lion Ark follows the entire rescue operation through live action interviews as events unfold. Viewers are there with the animals and rescuers in the thick of the action, feeling the fear and joy of the rescuers as they journey through the incredible mission.

Tim Phillips, Director of Lion Ark says: “Lion Ark provides a unique opportunity for people to really engage with the animals and see how their lives are transformed during the course of the movie. Despite the serious subject everyone coming along to our Valentine’s screening will leave with a smile on their face. This is a movie about hope and bringing about change."

WHEN: Saturday, February 14th at 1:00pm
WHERE: Paramount Plaza Hotel & Conference Center, 2900 Southwest 13th Street, Gainesville, FL 32608
TICKETS: $12 Buy online here

The Lion Ark rescue was funded entirely by donations, including a significant gift from legendary US TV ‘Price is Right’ game show host Bob Barker. A similar operation – Spirit of Freedom – is now underway in Peru, where ADI is once again assisting the authorities to enforce its animal circus ban, having successfully secured the legislation. ADI currently has 30 lions, 20+ primates and other animals in its care.

ADI’s Christina Scaringe will be available to talk about the operation and Lion Ark at the Valentine’s Day screening.

Find out how you can help ADI with its Spirit of Freedom rescue mission.

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