eye of the leopard

29 06 2008

This 90 minute dramocumentary, filmed over two years by Dereck and Beverly Joubert, the award-winning filmmakers of Eternal Enemies is a must see. Effectively told through a series of flashbacks, the film chronicles the first two years of one leopard’s life. His name is Legadema. There are no humans in this one. It’s all about the cats. You’ve got to see what Legadema does when he finds himself in possession of a day-old baboon baby. It will amaze you.

I’m willing to admit that these kinds of dramocumentaries manufacture a story to a large degree, but this stuff is caught on film and I don’t think the cats are privy to the script.