Lion: The Rise and Fall of the Marsh Pride

Lion: The Rise and Fall of the Marsh Pride

Explore the story of the Marsh pride of lions as it battles for survival in Kenya’s Maasai Mara Reserve. In a world where lions and humans are increasingly at odds, the film charts the rise and fall of the pride. Featuring archival footage and testimony from those who have filmed the pride and lived alongside it, "Lion" is a powerful tale of shifting loyalties, complex family dynamics and more.

Lion: The Rise and Fall of the Marsh Pride

1h 24m

Explore the story of the Marsh pride of lions as it battles for survival in Kenya’s Maasai Mara Reserve. In a world where lions and humans are increasingly at odds, the film charts the rise and fall of the pride. Featuring archival footage and testimony from those who have filmed the pride and lived alongside it, "Lion" is a powerful tale of shifting loyalties, complex family dynamics and more.

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  • Trailer: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Trailer

    30s

    Explore the story of the Marsh pride of lions as it battles for survival in Kenya’s Maasai Mara Reserve. In a world where lions and humans are increasingly at odds, the film charts the rise and fall of the pride. Featuring archival footage and testimony from those who have filmed the pride and lived alongside it, "Lion" is a powerful tale of shifting loyalties, complex family dynamics and more.

  • Return to the Marsh Pride: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Return to the Marsh Pride

    2m 58s

    The film team returns in 2004, after a devastating water buffalo attack left the Marsh Pride in dire straits, and are overjoyed to see favorite members of the pride, as well as plenty of new lion cubs. Although the team is happy to see such a healthy pride, they worry for one lioness, Bibi, who seems to be struggling on her own with very young cubs.

  • A New Leader: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    A New Leader

    2m 39s

    A shake-up in leadership radically changes the Marsh Pride. In 2006, the team returns to find that the old leader, Simba, has disappeared. There’s a new king in town, a younger male named Notch. The original females must ally themselves with this new leader, even if it means losing their cubs.

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