THE HUNT FOR MEDALS, NOT LIONS: THE FIRST MAASAI OLYMPICS
A four-minute-film by Big Life of the first ever Maasai Olympics, created to help eliminate lion hunting from the Maasai culture, organized and funded by Big Life Foundation. Featuring the Guest-of-Honor, Olympic Gold Medallist, David Rudisha.
In 2008, the cultural “fathers” of the new warrior generation asked Maasailand Preservation Trust - now Big Life Foundation - to help them eliminate lion hunting from the Maasai culture. In response to this, Big Life partnered with the Maasai of Amboseli-Tsavo to conceive and raise the funding for this first-ever Maasai Olympics, part of the initiative to help to shift the attitudes of the Maasai toward a broader commitment to wildlife and habitat conservation as a preferred way of life in the 21st century.