In this film, we meet Manyari, Queen of her pride who does something both unusual and bold. She leaves the sanctuary of the clan with her young cubs and takes them on a dangerous odyssey.
Out in the wilderness, away from the protection of the pride male and without her sister to help her hunt, Manyari is forced to take huge risks. Badly injured, she so nearly pays the ultimate price. The cubs are starving, and wander back dangerously close to the young bloods.
As Manyari fights for her cubs survival, her every move is shadowed by the marauding nomads. They know she’s out there and they want her back. Yet the exiled Queen: hunter, killer, sister, lover but above all selfless mother, continues to take dangerous risks – to give her cubs a few more precious months of life..
Direction: Kim Wolhuter, Bertrand Loyer & Benoit Demarle
Production: Saint Thomas Productions & Mavela Media for France Télévisions & Planète +
Available versions: French, English