Animal Defenders International


Animal Defenders International

Brian Blessed to host Lion Ark World Premiere in London

Posted: 6 September 2013. Updated: 13 September 2013


We are delighted to announce that legendary actor Brian Blessed will be introducing the world premiere of Lion Ark at the Raindance Film Festival, Vue Piccadilly, London on October 1st at 4pm.

The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers and rescue team.

Be the first to see this incredible film! Tickets are priced just £8.00 - call 08712 240242 to purchase.

The World Premiere Screening of Lion Ark at the Raindance Film Festival London has sold out! Thank you to everyone who snapped up tickets so quickly. However, if you missed out please contact Angie Greenaway at the Animal Defenders International office – tel. 020 7630 3340 or email and we will put you on our list for any tickets that come available. Also if you have purchased tickets and find you cannot come for any reason contact ADI. We want to ensure we have no empty seats when Lion Ark takes off!

About Lion Ark

Lion Ark follows ADI’s most ambitious and daring animal rescue, with a narrative meticulously compiled from film, interviews, conversations and the reactions of participants as events actually unfold.

Our shocking undercover investigation led to a ban on animal circuses in Bolivia. But the circuses defied the law. The ADI team returned to track down the illegal circuses and save every animal. The confrontations, heartache and incredible risks the rescue team faced are all captured before a joyous finale sees 25 lions airlifted to freedom in Colorado.

Lion Ark is an uplifting story of how a poor but proud country said “no” to cruelty and how attitudes to animals were changed across an entire continent.

The rescue was funded by Bob Barker, who appears in the film, together with ADI Ambassador Jorja Fox.

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