Kumu Documentary: When Lambs Become Lions
Dir Jon Kasbe
USA 2018, 80 min
In Swahili, with English subtitles
In Kenya, the intersecting lives of three men crystallise the fierce conflict over conservation efforts in the country’s vast northern plains. There’s X, the calculating ivory dealer, Lukas, X’s most trusted elephant hunter, and Asan, a wildlife ranger whose task it is to prevent poaching. To complicate matters, Asan is X’s cousin. For all three, this pressing debate is not simply a matter of environmentalism, but a fight for survival.