BORN TO BE FREE is a disturbing and revelatory investigative film into the world’s most secretive business, the trade in wild sea mammals.
With unprecedented access to those involved at the highest levels in the capture, transportation and sale of wild dolphins, walruses, orcas and beluga whales. We see, for the very first time, the shocking and heartbreaking conditions to which these animals are subjected and discover the shady and corrupt characters at the heart of this cruel and unregulated international trade. Our journey takes us to the most remote corners of Russia as well as Asia and North America.
Directed by Gaya Petrosyan
“highlights the growing demand for sea mammals all over the world and the inhumane treatment that awaits them in captivity”