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‘Born to Be Free’ Documentary Hopes To Draw ‘Blackfish’-Level Attention To Beluga Whale Plight

17 June 2016 7:36 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

A new documentary funded almost entirely by a IndieGoGo campaign aims to draw attention to the brutal treatment and rapid diminishing number of Beluga whales. “Born to Be Free” will highlight the dangerous predicament of 18 Beluga whales that were captured off the coast of Russia, as well as the overall negative effects of sea mammal captivity.

Read More: Hurt by ‘Blackfish’ Backlash, SeaWorld Ends Orca Show in San Diego

The 18 animals were originally intended for U.S. aquariums including SeaWorld, but a new law prohibited the import of sea mammals and left the group of Belugas stuck living in too-small tanks in Russia. By the time the documentary catches up with the group after six years of captivity, one whale had died and the others were severely ill.

“Born to Be Free” highlights the growing demand for sea mammals all over the world and the inhumane treatment that awaits them in captivity. »

- Kate Halliwell

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Publicist Mickey Cotrell Stricken by Stroke, Friends Seek Financial Aid for his Care

5 May 2016 10:44 AM, PDT | Sydney's Buzz | See recent Sydney's Buzz news »

Dear Friends and Colleagues,  

Our beloved friend and independent film cohort, Mickey Cottrell, has suffered a debilitating stroke and needs urgent help from his community of loved ones and admirers.  He will require 24 hour care for the foreseeable future, and extensive physical therapy for a long time to come.  He will not be able to garner any income during this time, and so we beseech you to help him through this difficult time.

Actor, publicist, producer, champion, friend, and activist… Mickey is an invaluable member of our community and a unique soul.  All of you who know him know that.

We have set up a GoFundMe campaign at the following link and ask that you give whatever you can.


Donations will be used to cover immediate and future medical care.  All contributions are deeply appreciated and a speedy response would be very helpful - knowing how much money is available will help us plan and prioritize his care.

Please donate as well as send this link to anyone you know who knows Mickey.  And of course share on All your social media platform. 

If you are a part of the press, and would like to honor Mickey with a helpful feature article, his full bio and info can be found at:  www.http://inclusivepr.com/company-bio/ 

This campaign is set for 30 days. However the sooner the better.

 Thank you so much for your time, consideration and prayers! »

- Sydney Levine

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