Skip to Main Content
Skip to Main Navigation
Skip to Footer
TV On Demand
Film on TV
Film On Demand
World Cup 2018
Born to Be Free: Saving Russia's Whales
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Pinterest
Share on Google Plus
Share on Reddit
Email to a friend
In 2013 the Bafta-nominated documentary Blackfish graphically reported the plight of orcas kept in captivity.
Here, two free-diving Russian journalists investigate how beluga whales are captured to order, transported and kept in cramped, miserable conditions in sea parks where they perform tricks to entertain the public. Specifically, they trace what’s happened to the 18 belugas destined for an American aquarium that Kim Basinger famously petitioned President Putin to free.
It’s horribly distressing viewing, and doesn’t end well for the animals.
A group of female Russian journalists investigate the global trade in wild sea mammals, exposing the poor conditions beluga whales in sea parks and aquariums are subjected to.
Cast & Crew
Full Episode Guide
When are England playing in the World Cup 2018?
World Cup 2018 TV schedule UK: Full fixture guide for every BBC and ITV match
Versailles: What is the true story of the Man in the Iron Mask?
Who is Eyal Booker? Meet the Love Island contestant, model and former boyband star