The Lions Rule / Lion Kingdom

  • Terra Mater - Das Gesetz der Löwen (German title)
Docu-Fiction Mini Series | 2011-2017 | Animals, Nature-Environment | Austria

Shooting data

LocationsRuaha-Nationalpark (Tansania)

Project data

Length of movie3x 50 Min.
Sound formatDolby SRD / Dolby digital (5.1, 6 Kanšle)

    Brief synopsis

    A gripping, natural drama – a story of power, betrayal and coming of age – played out in one of Africa’s most remote locations. Ruaha is Tanzania’s largest national park. Here, abundant prey species roam landscapes where humans seldom venture. And they sustain one of the world’s last, big populations of lions. Filmed over eight years, this series presents never before seen behaviour, extraordinary insights, and high drama in Ruaha’s kingdom of lions.


    ActorRole nameVoice actor / Speaker
    Sprecherin [L]Dörte Lyssewski


    Camera Departmentdirector of photographyOwen Prümm
    Camera Departmentadditional photographySomone Pecorari
    Camera Department2nd unit dop Markus Kreuz
    Camera Department3rd unit dopStephen Prümm
    Camera Departmentdrone camera operator Markus Kreuz
    Director's DepartmentdirectorOwen Prümm
    EditingeditorSteve Barnes
    EditingeditorAndrew Chastney
    ProducerproducerWalter Köhler
    Producerexecutive producerSusanne Lummer

    Production companies

    Terra Mater Factual Studios GmbH
    National Geographic Channel [us]co-production
    NDR Naturfilm [de]Doclights - coproduction


    Award winnerYearAwardCategory 
    Walter Köhler2018Romy [at]Beste TV-DokuWinner


    TypeCountryStationDate / TimeComment
    First showingAustriaServus TV [at]Wednesday, 20.09.2017