Lion Ark (12A) + Q&A
USA/2013/100mins/12A. Dir: Tim Phillips. With: Jan Creamer, Bob Barker, Jorja Fox.
More action adventure than traditional documentary, we take a ride with Animal Defenders International as it conducts an ambitious and daring animal rescue. Defying the law, circus owners in Bolivia are keeping their lions in terrible conditions and mistreating them. A vast new habitat has been built for them in a sanctuary in the USA, all that needs to be done is to break them out, but that means risking harm to the rescuers and the animals.
+ A Q&A with filmmakers and rescuers Tim Phillips & Jan Creamer follows the screening.