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Synopsis

How to depict complicated topics so that the audience would not be discouraged but at the same time the film would not downplay the complexity of the subject matter? Even though the illegal poaching of elephants in Kenya is not a light topic, „When Lambs Become Lions” appears to have found an ideal way to open up the subject in all its complexity, while being as gripping as an action film. The film follows two men who represent the opposing sides of the story – one is an illegal poacher, while the other is a ranger protecting the endangered species. Over time the film draws out the manifold relationship between the two characters and exemplifies that the problems of illegal trade rise far beyond individuals, making it impossible to describe the situation using categories such as good and bad, or right and wrong

Teet Teinemaa

Director
Jon Kasbe

(1991)

Filmography
  • When Lambs Become Lions (doc, 2018)
Sat, 17.11.2018
3:30 pm
Tallinn, 
Kino Artis
Hall 2
021506
Subtitles: 
ENG
Screening code: 021506
Mon, 26.11.2018
7:00 pm
Tallinn, 
Apollo Kino Solaris
Hall 5
111306
Subtitles: 
ENG
Screening code: 111306
Film info
Country: United States
Year: 2018
Duration: 80 minutes
Language: Swahili
Director: Jon Kasbe
Producers: Jon Kasbe, Innbo Shim, Tom Yellin, Andrew Harrison Brown
DOP: Jon Kasbe
Montage: Frederick Shanahan, Jon Kasbe, Caitlyn Greene
Composer: West Dylan Thordson
Production: The Documentary Group
Festivals: Tribeca, Zurich, San Diego
Synopsis

How to depict complicated topics so that the audience would not be discouraged but at the same time the film would not downplay the complexity of the subject matter? Even though the illegal poaching of elephants in Kenya is not a light topic, „When Lambs Become Lions” appears to have found an ideal way to open up the subject in all its complexity, while being as gripping as an action film. The film follows two men who represent the opposing sides of the story – one is an illegal poacher, while the other is a ranger protecting the endangered species. Over time the film draws out the manifold relationship between the two characters and exemplifies that the problems of illegal trade rise far beyond individuals, making it impossible to describe the situation using categories such as good and bad, or right and wrong

Teet Teinemaa

Director
Jon Kasbe

(1991)

Filmography
  • When Lambs Become Lions (doc, 2018)