Submitted in response to comments posted by Ms Sia Steffen, of Captive Wildlife Watchdog.Continue reading
Over the past year or so many of you have written and asked a number of questions. We would like to take the time to answer some of them before the release of I AM LION :
How did Val come to rescue Sirga? The Blogs and Articles about Sirga and Val on social media and on the internet contradict one another.Continue reading
Time is running out
At the end of October 2018, The World Wildlife Fund announced in a press conference that more than 60% of all wild species on earth were lost over the past 40 years. Most of those losses were caused by “overexploitation and agriculture, both linked to continually increasing human consumption.”
It’s not going to get better. In Africa alone the human population is set to double in the next 30 years. Conflict between humans and wildlife is bound to increase.
At the present rate of extinction most wild species on earth will disappear in the next thirty to fifty years, before most of us ever know or understand that other species are conscious beings with the right to life and freedom of movement.
Pleading ignorance is no longer an option.
Susan Boshcoff, Former VP Global Acquisitions & Co-Productions at Looking Glass International, Melbourne, Australia
It has come to our attention that Ms Boshcoff falsely claims credit as ‘Writer’, ‘Researcher’ and ‘Story Editor’ as well as ‘Consultant on Episodic Structure’ on the award winning SAVING SIRGA; Journey into the Heart of a Lion series in an effort to promote herself. The series was produced by Tauana Films (Pty) Ltd Botswana, a reputable and long-standing producer of factual content to the international television industry. Continue reading
From a filming perspective.
Humans have always been fascinated by lions. In our minds they are brave and free and represent a nobility of spirit we crave.
In the 1960’s George and Joy Adamson’s friendship with Elsa the lioness became a Global phenomenon, and more recently the story of the two young men who bought a lion cub called Christian in Harrods, raised it and then returned it to the wild , captured the imagination of television audiences world-wide. Both cases supported the idea that lions are individuals capable of forming close relationships with humans. Continue reading
Why make a series about a man and a hand-reared lioness?
Tauana Films has been producing wildlife and conservation films in Africa for almost 40 years. As producers we have spent many years following and filming the behaviour of lions in the wild. Continue reading
We have recently been made aware of a defamatory and factually incorrect article, posted on the LIONAID website in 2013, which seems to have re-surfaced on the internet as a result of a documentary series we have been working on. Whereas we normally ignore online smear campaigns, we feel compelled to comment in this case. Continue reading