Lion researcher Dr. Philip Stander has studied and tracked a small population of desert lions for nearly two decades in Africa's merciless, desolate Namib. With local villagers, poachers, and hunters threatening their survival, the key to the their future hinges on a brotherhood of youngsters known as the "Five Musketeers." Witness their epic journey to adulthood, as they endure unexpected challenges, harsh conditions, and crushing losses on their difficult voyage from cubs to kings.
This is a documentary about women who kill lions. American Rebecca Francis and Croatian-Canadian Jacine Jadresko - in an attempt to get to the heart of their personal stories and the motives that fuel their participation in this controversial blood sport. The number of female trophy hunters is on the increase - but is it really worse for women to indulge in a sport that men have pursued for so many years?
Witness the incredible story of Asia's last wild lions, once on the brink of extinction but who now live dangerously close to the villagers of India. Against a backdrop of teak forest, farmland and villages, a unique relationship develops between lions and people, revealing a story not of continual conflict as we might expect, but one of survival and tolerance.
An old lioness and her two daughters are holding the key to the future of all desert lions. Two years ago, they gave birth to a total of five male cubs and now the time has come for the ‘Five Musketeers’ to continue life on their own. If they can make it to adulthood, there will be hope for the dwindling desert lion population. For the first time ever in this harsh and extreme landscape, observe over an extended period the secret lives of true desert lions living in the ancient Namib Desert around Africa’s Skeleton Coast Park. Scientist, Dr. Philip Stander, has studied the small population of desert lions for nearly two decades and monitors this significant pride closely.