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Lion Ark the movie – on DVD

Posted: 17 October 2016. Updated: 2 November 2016


“Feel-good movie of the year!” Reel Talk “Five Stars, Unmissable…. Born Free with balls on” Britflicks

“Compelling” Hollywood Reporter “Refreshing” New York Times

“a consciousness-raising milestone” – The Ecologist “combines elements of…Schindler’s List…Born Free, and…Blackfish.” Earth Island Journal

Multi-award winning Lion Ark is more action adventure than traditional documentary, up close and personal, in the thick of the action. Following a shocking exposé Bolivia bans animal circuses. Circuses defy the law but are tracked down, animals saved and a joyous finale sees 25 lions airlifted to freedom.

A story of bravery, compassion, a country that said ‘no’ to cruelty and how attitudes to animals changed across a continent.

DVD bonus features: Deleted scenes including more animals being rescued in Bolivia; theatrical trailer; rescues in Peru & Colombia; tribute to Dr Mel Richardson.

A great, uplifting and inspiring Christmas present.



Winner Best Documentary Omaha International Film Festival

Winner Audience Choice Best Documentary, San Diego Film Festival

Winner Audience Favorite Documentary Palm Beach International Film Festival

Winner Best Documentary Sun & Sand: The Mississippi Film & Music Festival

Winner People’s Choice Award, Boulder International Film Festival

Winner Best Documentary Alhambra Theatre Film Festival

Winner Audience Award Buffalo Niagara International Film Festival

Winner Audience Choice Environmental Film Sedona International Film Festival

Winner Audience Award YES Film Festival

Winner The Animal Award, Cinema Verde Environmental Film & Arts Festival

Audience Choice Best Documentary Anchorage International Film Festival

Nominated: Outstanding International Motion Picture, 45th NAACP Image Awards

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