Animal Defenders International


Animal Defenders International

Georgia and North Carolina screenings

Posted: 13 January 2017


Following a successful tour of the US in November 2016, Lion Ark is returning to the States next month (February 2017) for screenings in Durham NC and, as a special tribute to ADI Lion Ark veterinarian the late Dr Mel Richardson, Atlanta as well as Athens GA.

The feel-good, empowering Lion Ark tells the story of the most ambitious and daring animal rescue of its kind. Animal Defenders International (ADI) secures a ban on animal circuses in Bolivia following a two-year undercover investigation across South America. Now the law must be enforced. Across vast, hostile terrains the illegal circuses are tracked down, the animals saved, brought to safety and reach a joyous finale as 25 lions are airlifted to freedom in the US.

The screenings will be followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers and rescue team and a special short, previewing footage from the recent incredible rescue of over 100 animals in Peru and Colombia. All funds raised will go to a huge lion habitat construction program for over 30 lions rescued by ADI from circuses and flown home to South Africa.


February 19, 2017 at 1pm: Atlanta, GA
Plaza Theater, 1049 Ponce De Leon Avenue Northeast Atlanta, GA 30306
Tickets, priced $7 online booking details to follow

February 18, 2017 at 1pm: Durham, NC
Full Frame Theater, 318 Blackwell Street Durham, NC 27701
Tickets, priced $7 online booking details to follow

February 20, 2017 at 7pm: Athens, GA
Sponsored by University of Georgia student organization Speak Out for Species
Miller Learning Center, Room 148, 48 Baxter Street Athens GA 30602
Directions and Parking info here
Free entry

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