• More action adventure than traditional documentary, Lion Ark follows the world’s most ambitious and daring animal rescue, with a narrative compiled from film, interviews, conversations and reactions as events unfolded. How attitudes to animals were changed in Bolivia, illegal circuses pursued and closed, and 25 lions airlifted to freedom.

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Italian screening at CinemAmbiente Film Festival!

Lion Ark will screen at the CinemAmbiente 20th Environmental Film Festival in Turin on Saturday 3 June 2017.

Free screening in Warsaw, Poland

Acclaimed rescue movie roars into Warsaw to support campaign to end animal circus acts.

Lion Ark to screen across Poland!

Lion Ark will premiere in Poland at a series of public screenings across the country.

Lion Ark roars into the Italian Senate!

The award-winning film Lion Ark, charting the Animal Defenders International (ADI) rescue operation to enforce legislation banning animal circuses in Bolivia, will have its Italian premiere in the Senate on Wednesday 15 March 2017.

Rescue team head straight from Peruvian mountains to Durham movie screening!

The Durham screening will be followed by an exclusive Q&A.

Atlanta veterinarian remembered on the big screen

Upcoming Lion Ark screenings will be a special tribute to Atlanta veterinarian Dr Mel Richardson.