15-0072 Brothers in Blood: The Lions of Sabi Sand
Produced by Discovery Networks International; Aquavision Television Productions
Category(ies) as a finalist: Animal Behavior
"Brothers in Blood: The Lions of Sabi Sand" is a hair-raising natural history docu-series that unravels South Africa’s wildest tale of violence and corruption. Almost human in their complexity, the subjects of "Brothers in Blood: The Lions of Sabi Sand" reveal a surprising and sophisticated side to the power and politics of lion behavior. The 1x120’ special follows the story of five brothers from the Sparta pride, which has been filmed continuously by professionals and amateurs alike for the past 16 years. When a newcomer appears in their midst, everything changes and the five brothers become a killing hit squad of six – changing their lives forever. This is the tale of the epic rise and fall of a band of brothers, and a powerful stranger.