This wondrous true adventure from the best-selling novel about a woman who raised a lioness and eventually set her free is beautifully photographed on the vast, golden savannas of central Africa. Born Free
is a story of courage and love, nature and human nature, and a relationship unlike any other ever filmed.
When game warden George Adamson (Bill Travers) is forced to kill a menacing lion and lioness, he and his wife Joy (Virginia McKenna) adopt their three cubs. Two are sent off to zoos, but the third is kept – a female they name Elsa – to which they have become particularly attached. When Elsa becomes a full-grown lioness, the Adamsons realize that she must be set free and taught to survive on her own. A year later the Adamsons return to the savanna and are surprised by a very special welcome from their old friend.
Approximate total running time: 1 hour, 35 minutes
Rating: PG for some wild animal action and brief language
The Dove Foundation family-approved. Recommended for ages 12 and over
Genre: Family / Drama / Adventure / Biography
Awards: Won 3 Oscars; 3 more wins and 6 more nominations
- Audio: English
- Subtitles: English, French, Japanese, Korean, & Spanish
- Remastered in High Definition
- Widescreen & full screen formats
- Theatrical trailers
- Interactive menus
- Scene selections
Release Date: March 11, 2008