Lion Dynasty, a matter of pride 52’ by Jean Barraud & Romain Quillon

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Our unique story spans a decade and follows one of Tanzania’s most powerful lion prides as they overcome mounting obstacles by relying on strong family bonds.

With seven lionesses in their prime, 13 cubs between them, and two part-time magnificent males, the Bushbuck pride is large and in charge - and determined to make sure that their legacy lives on. But, through the years, adults, cubs and elders must continually adapt to the worsening dry seasons, while finding ways to hunt increasingly rare - or aggressive - prey. There is internal drama, too, so the ruling lionesses are forced to make difficult decisions in order to keep their dynasty alive.

While the charismatic lions are the stars, their supporting cast of buffalos, elephants, hippos and many other species also play vital roles throughout the story. Their world is rapidly changing, creating an epic arc of resilience, rebellion - and respect.


Direction: Jean Barraud & Romain Quillon

Production: ZED & JBIZ for ARTE G.E.I.E. & National Geographic

Genre: Nature

Available versions: French, English