How two young Maasai tribesmen became warriors,
scholars, and leaders in their community and to the world.
They are living testament to a vanishing way of life on
the African savannah. Wilson and Jackson are two brave warriors of
the Maasai, an intensely proud culture built on countless
generations steeped in the mystique of tradition, legend and
prophecy. They represent the final generation to literally fight
for their way of life, coming of age by proving their bravery in
the slaying of a lion. They are the last of the great warriors.
Yet, as the first generation to fully embrace the
modern ways and teachings of Western civilization, the two warriors
have adapted - at times seamlessly, at times with unimaginable
difficulty - in order to help their people. They strive to preserve
a disappearing culture, protecting the sanctity of their elders
while paving the way for future generations.
At this watershed moment in their history, the warriors
carry the weight of their forbearers while embracing contemporary
culture and technology. While their struggle to achieve this
balance unfolds exquisitely in this story, their discoveries
resonate well beyond the Maasai Mara.