BORN TO BE FREE is a revelatory investigative film made by three intrepid, free-diving journalists Gaya, Tanya and Julia, about the global trade in wild sea mammals.

COMPLETED

Directors: Gayan Petrosyan
Country: UK/Russia
Runtime: 74 mins
Year: 2016
Format: HD



STORY 

BORN TO BE FREE is a revelatory investigative film made by three intrepid, free-diving journalists Gaya, Tanya and Julia, about the global trade in wild sea mammals.

Their journey takes us to the most remote corners of Russia and witnesses, for the very first time, the shocking treatment that whales, dolphins and walruses are subjected to as we discover the corruption at the heart of this cruel international business.


PRESS

"The Doc Hoping to Be the 'Blackfish' for Beluga Whales" - The Hollywood Reporter



CREDITS

Director: Gayane Petrosyan

Producer: Mike Lerner

Editor: John Mister

Writers: Gayane Petrosyan and Tatiana Beley

Composer: Katya Mihilova

Co-producer: Gayanne Petrosyan

Associate producers: Tatiana Beley and Andrey Rogozhin


FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS

Sheffield International Documentary Film Festival 2016