One Woman's Remarkable Journey to Protect Lions

Moreangels Mbizah studies lions in Zimbabwe's Hwange National Park. She was one of the researchers tracking Cecil the Lion before his untimely death in 2015. One of a few female scientists working in sub-Shara Africa, Mbizah has had to make some difficult choices when it comes to having a family and a career. National Geographic Explorers Clare Fieseler and Gabby Salazar share one woman's story of overcoming double standards, making emotionally challenging decisions, and fighting considerable odds.

The Short Film Showcase spotlights exceptional short videos created by filmmakers from around the world and selected by National Geographic editors. We look for work that affirms National Geographic's belief in the power of science, exploration, and storytelling to change the world. To submit a film for consideration, please email sfs@natgeo.com. The filmmakers created the content presented, and the opinions expressed are their own, not those of National Geographic Partners.

One Woman's Remarkable Journey to Protect Lions

Moreangels Mbizah studies lions in Zimbabwe's Hwange National Park. She was one of the researchers tracking Cecil the Lion before his untimely death in 2015. One of a few female scientists working in sub-Shara Africa, Mbizah has had to make some difficult choices when it comes to having a family and a career. National Geographic Explorers Clare Fieseler and Gabby Salazar share one woman's story of overcoming double standards, making emotionally challenging decisions, and fighting considerable odds.

The Short Film Showcase spotlights exceptional short videos created by filmmakers from around the world and selected by National Geographic editors. We look for work that affirms National Geographic's belief in the power of science, exploration, and storytelling to change the world. To submit a film for consideration, please email sfs@natgeo.com. The filmmakers created the content presented, and the opinions expressed are their own, not those of National Geographic Partners.