If you haven't seen the film "The Last Lions," you should. I'm just going to come out and admit it: I cried.
The film is technically a nature "movie." Narrated by the guy who voiced Mufasa in The Lion King, the film is composed of some ridiculously awesome lion footage pieced into a feature length revenge narrative. The film is a real emotional roller coaster, with intense violence throughout.
Watching the film made me consider the necessity for violence in nature. For many carnivores, survival means killing another creature every time it is hungry. For life, there must be death. Though humans also slaughter animals for consumption, the raw brutality of nature shown in the film reminded me why humane slaughter is better for our livestock.
Without giving away too much of the plot, the film basically chronicles the life of one female lion "Ma Di Tau," which means "mother of lions," as she struggles to hunt for her cubs after being exiled from her land. The footage is incredible, the story is powerful, and the message is unforgettable.