WHEN LAMBS BECOME LIONS (FEATURE DOCUMENTARY)
In the Kenyan bush, a small-time ivory dealer fights to stay on top while forces mobilize to destroy his trade. When he turns to his younger cousin, a conflicted wildlife ranger who hasn’t been paid in months, they both see a possible lifeline.
Director Jon Kasbe followed the subjects of When Lambs Become Lions over a three-year period, gaining an extraordinary level of access and trust on both sides of the ethical spectrum as he became part of their everyday lives. The result is a rare and visually arresting look through the perspectives and motives of the people at the epicenter of the conservation divide.