Roar: Lions of the Kalahari tells the story of lions living near an African water hole teeming with wildlife. When a young lion tries to dethrone the lion king, the elder lion wages the battle of his life to defend his home and offspring in Botswana. Tim Liversedge, who shot, directed, and produced the film, spent more than two years with the lions to deliver incredible close-ups and personal shots of these amazing animals in their natural habitat.

Length: 40:00

Film Details

  • Year Released: 2003
  • Date Released:
    December 2003
  • Alternate Titles:
  • Status: In Distribution
  • 3D: No
  • Run Time: 31-50
  • Formats: 8/70, 15/70
  • Distributor:

    Cosmic Picture

  • Produced By:
    National Geographic, Tim Liversedge Productions
  • Executive Producer: Lisa Truitt
  • Producer: Tim Liversedge
  • Director:  Tim Liversedge
  • Associate Producer: 
  • Writer:  Eleanor Grant
  • Cinematography: Tim Liversedge
  • Sound Editor: 
  • Visual Effects:
  • Music/Score:  James Levine
  • Editor:
  • Narrator:
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  • Sponsors:


  • Animals
  • Documentary
  • Nature



  • Youth Prize, La Geode Film Festival, 2005.
  • Best Editing, Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival, 2005.
  • Best Large Format Film, International Wildlife Film Festival.

Film Facts

After its initial release in 2003, it was repurposed into 3D and released in 2007 as Lions 3D: Roar of the Kalahari.