Team Lioness - Kenya's All-Female Anti-Poaching Unit

In Amboseli National Park, Kenya, a small group of Maasai women have been chosen to be rangers. Known as Team Lioness, the women patrol the surrounding bushland daily, looking for injured animals and poachers. They also act as a conduit between the women in local Maasai communities and the park authorities. The women risk their lives to protect wildlife and, in doing so, also challenge traditional gender stereotypes. This is their story.

This film will be shown in the 2022 Short Film Program.



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Director: Jake Tupman

Director: Jack Somerville

United Kingdom Kenya
7 Min.
SUB: English
Director: Jake Tupman, Jack Somerville
Cinematography: Jake Tupman, Jack Somerville
Editing: Jake Tupman, Jack Somerville
Producer: Melissa Preen
Nominations: Audience Award Best Short Film 2022