Port Jefferson Documentary Series

Theatre Three, 412 Main Street, Port Jefferson, NY


Sep 24 2018


7:00 pm - 9:00 pm





Film: WHEN LAMBS BECOME LIONS with Director Jon Kasbe for Q&A

In a Kenyan town bordering wildlife conservation land, two men try to hold onto their increasingly fragile status quo. 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. The plummeting elephant population in Africa has captured the attention of the world. And as the government cracks down, the poachers face their own existential crisis. For them, conservationists are not only winning their campaign to value elephant life over its ivory, but over human life as well. Who are these hunters who will risk death, arrest and the moral outrage of the world to provide for their families? Director Jon Kasbe followed the film’s subjects over a three-year period, gaining an extraordinary level of access and trust 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. Winner of the Best Editing Award at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival and Special Jury Award for Excellence in Film Making at the 2018 Telluride Mountain Film Festival.
Running Time: 79 Minutes
Guest Speaker for Q&A: Director, Jon Kasbe
*Individual General Admission Advance Tickets: $8 at: “More Info”
**Tickets will also be sold at the door on the night of the screening (no credit cards, please) with a limited number of 2018 Fall Season Passes available.

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