Born Free

United Kingdom, 1966

Film
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Perhaps the best loved of all animal films, “Born Free” is based on the real life adventures of Joy Adamson, her husband, and the lion cub, Elsa. Filmed in spectacular African settings, accompanied by an Oscar winning score, “Born Free” is a movie for the entire family. The film sensitively portrays the painful conflict faced by the Adamsons who find they are no longer able to keep the growing Elsa as a pet. Rather than send her to the zoo, they decide to train her for a return to her natural life. Rated G

Credits

co-producer

Sam Jaffe

Paul Radin

director
Duration

01:33:00:00

Production places
United Kingdom
Production dates
1966

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

300642

Language

English

Audience classification

G

Subject categories

Adaptations

Animals & Wildlife → Zoology - Africa

Childrens Films

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Natural history

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - Great Britain

Literature → English literature - Film and video adaptations

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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