10-year-old Mia has her life turned upside down when her family decides to leave London to manage a lion farm in Africa. When a beautiful white lion, Charlie, is born, Mia develops a special bond with the growing cub. But when Charlie turns three, Mia's life is rocked once again as she uncovers an upsetting secret kept hidden by her father: their farm supplies animals for "canned hunts," trophy hunts where the animal is confined in a small space to ensure the hunter gets a kill.
Distraught by the thought that Charlie could be at risk, Mia decides to run away with him. The two friends set out on an incredible journey across the South African savanna in search of another land where Charlie can live out his life in freedom. This heartfelt story was filmed over three years, allowing the actors to truly bond with the animals in the film; the result is a powerful message about conservationism and respect for the creatures around us.