Long before Joy Adamson wrote the book about Elsa the lioness, before the first African National park was ever founded an incredible story had taken place …

The documentary THE ARK OF LIGHTS AND SHADOWS brings back not only the remarkable life story and work of Martin + Osa Johnson, but also their modern ideas, which are near to the contemporary concepts of humanism and environmental protection.

Their story is a valuable testimony of the pitfalls and challenges of every period we live in. The Johnsons experienced many rises and falls, dispelled many myths, fought prejudice, but there were times when they clashed with more powerful opponents, such as Hollywood and finally life itself.

This award-winning film was produced over 10 years as a solely independent project.

A Limited Edition DVD of The Ark of Lights & Shadows is now available in English & Czech. 
Please email strakova@artfra.cz for full details.


You can watch the new documentary film about Martin + Osa Johnson by award-winning filmmaker Jan Svatos ON-LINE wherever you are in the world. The low fee of $5 US helps the film crew recoup the costs of keeping this production in the wholly INDEPENDENT style of Martin + Osa themselves:

https://vimeo.com/ondemand/arkoflightsshadows/337833292