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Debby Goldman
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Saw the movie last night in NYC. Very very beautiful, startling, and ended with a call to action! Having been to Londolozi this past summer, and understanding the life-death struggle the wildlife engage in daily, still the film brings it home in stark reality. I hope others in great numbers (like the wildebeests) will see this movie and be compelled to help in whatever way they can.

debby

Rich
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Thanks for your comments Debby, I am glad that the movie had such a profound effect.

Bronwyn
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Dereck and Beverly Joubert are wonderful film makers – I am a huge fan! This movie is amazing….Any one who loves Africa or animals should see it!

Alessio
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Dereck and Beverly Joubert are not only wonderful film maker, they are also an extraordinary reference point for their scientific contribution, with an experience and competence that has few equals.
Best Regards

AL
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I’ll understand the poisoning by farmers, disease, loss of habitat and other internal factors within Africa, but what about the Great White hunters, the loser European and American ones that go to Africa and shoot some of the most spectacular lions or just about any for that matter for trophy? And the cowards do it from the safety of vehicles, hides, trees and what have you. Come on…lets face it, the Jouberts have lost some of the most prized subjects to hunters, some of the most beautiful maned lions in Botswana. Then there’s Namibia, East Africa (in Tanzania, although I’m acutely aware of the man-eating problem there). Much like the Chinese who have sworn to destroy/ harvest the wild tiger population in India, trophy hunting is destroying the gene pool of the great maned lions of the continent. Yes the permits and licenses and the fees, the rife corruption of hunt operators that shoot more than the quota, two or more males taken in a single day.

http://www.bushdrums.com/news/index.php?shownews=3136

Just like our loser Indian government that spends billions and billions of weaponry but cannot stop the Chinese from killing our tigers. Losers are losers and I’ve seen countless videos of a dozen hunters (Ph/ back up/gun bearers) trying to kill one lion. Call that fair sport? Nah….thats cowardice.

Kk
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I saw the movie and it was beautiful. But was it just a movie? I have seen all the Joubert’s work before and most of the scenes were from their other work-from the eternal enemies and the relentless enemies(I think that is what it was called/-the one about the Tsaro pride and the buffalo).

I was just surprised, but I guess it was not a documentary and a movie so they were narrating a tale and added the scenes ?

But really enjoyed it. I am really looking forward to visiting s.africa and Botswana . I have been only to Ta zania and kenya -but the private reserves seem very attractive !

Phil
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Yes, you are so right. You are the only one who discovered that the scenes are fake.

I downloaded three lion documentaries this week to watch during the holidays (Night of the Lions, Relentless Enemies and The Last Lions).

Half way into the movie The Last Lions, I knew something was not right. Many scenes were exactly the ones taken off Relentless Enemies. I know this because the scenes in Relentless Enemies flow and are continous. The ones in The Last Lions dont make sense because they are taken from other documentaries. I compared the two movies side by side and discovered it. Both produced by the Jouberts.

What’s more puzzling is both movies were narrated by Jeremy Irons (albeit 4 years apart). How could he not know?

It’s a shame because I felt cheated. I have no doubt that The Last Lions will create awareness of lion conservation & donations… but… it’s still fake….

Very disappointed. Ultimate Lions may have scenes from other documentaries but it does not tell an individual story.

Anyone of you reading this review – pls watch Relentless Enemies back to back with The Last Lions. I am sure you will agree with me and Kk. Thanks.

Sybren
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Hey Phil,

After watching The Last Lions I became a bit suspicious. I searched on google and found this comment of yours. I checked Relentless Enemies and I can’t believe it. It’s not just all put together in scenes to make it a movie instead of a documentary, they even use the same footage for two movies. How embarrassing!

Thanks for putting out the facts Phil!

Sybren, The Netherlands

Victoria
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I want to see this movie! I live in CA when will it be available?

Rich Laburn
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I think it may have been shown already Victoria as it has been out for a couple of months already.

emily
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this is the bst program the first time i saw it it made me cry

emily
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this is just ammazing im just so happy bout it its just so sad as well i ……..:) im just so spech less thats all

adele
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Does the Last Lions film tie into the Relentlss Enemies film? Is it the same pride?? They both have a silver eyed lioness in it.. dying to know.

Erika
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Just returned from a trip in Sabi Sands private reserve and had to watch this film again. It’s really so beautiful and inspiring. Does anyone know what happened to her last remaining cub and if he had been able to defend his territory against invading lions?

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