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Big Life 2014

BIG LIFE 2014, the six-minute film from Big Life Foundation, shows the urgent poaching situation in East Africa right now, and what Big Life is doing on the ground to deal with it.

Released September 2014. Running Time : 6:15

The film features animal footage shot in Amboseli in July 2012 by Nick Brandt, and interviews from earlier in the year with Richard Bonham, as he and his teams pursue poachers within the East African Amboseli ecosystem where Big Life currently operates.

 

Big Life Predator Compensation Fund Film

A three-minute  film outlining Big Life's efforts to protect lions and other predators, and the remarkable success our compensation fund has created.

BIG LIFE & THE LIONS OF KILIMANJARO

In a battle against spears and poison, lions lose. As do cheetahs, leopards and all the other predators of Africa’s plains.

Back in 2003, on the Maasai lands around Mt. Kilimanjaro in Kenya, the situation was desperate. The fate of the remaining few lions was just about sealed.

And then, in one of the most encouraging successes of modern conservation, a last-ditch solution was found that Big Life is successfully implementing to this day. This is the future, the forefront of creating co-existence, however uneasy, between human beings and wild Africa.

Please watch the 3 minute film to find out how it happened, what Big Life is doing to , and how you can help.

(Film directed by Nick Brandt; edited by Zen Rosenthal of General Editorial; written by Tom Hill; footage by Nick Brandt, Kire Godal, Andrew Lang; music by Michael Stearns.)

 

BIG LIFE’S MAASAI OLYMPICS, 2012

THE HUNT FOR MEDALS, NOT LIONS : THE FIRST MAASAI OLYMPICS (DECEMBER 2012)

A four minute film by Big Life of the first ever Maasai Olympics, created to help eliminate lion hunting from the Maasai culture, organized and partly funded by Big Life Foundation. Featuring Guest of Honor, 2012 Olympic Gold Medallist, David Rudisha.

In 2008, the cultural “fathers” of the new warrior generation asked Maasailand Preservation Trust - now Big Life Foundation - to help them eliminate lion hunting from the Maasai culture.

In response to this, MPT/Big Life partnered with the Maasai of Amboseli/Tsavo - to conceive and raise the funding for this first-ever Maasai Olympics, part of the initiative to help to shift the attitudes of the Maasai toward a broader commitment to wildlife and habitat conservation as a preferred way of life in the 21st century.

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