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The Lions Are Free (1969)

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The true life sequel to the movie classic Born Free. The actors from the movie Born Free, Bill Travers and Virginia McKenna, with the help of their friend legendary conservationist George ... See full summary »

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The true life sequel to the movie classic Born Free. The actors from the movie Born Free, Bill Travers and Virginia McKenna, with the help of their friend legendary conservationist George Adamson, reveal what became of the lions used in the filming of the popular movie classic Born Free. While Virginia McKenna visits a zoo in Great Britian, her husband Bill Travers travels to a remote area of East Africa to visit their friend George Adamson and to reunite with the lions he starred with in the movie Born Free and who are living free thanks to George Adamson. A remarkable reunion is filmed just as it happens. Written by Anonymous

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The true life sequel to the movie classic Born Free.

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6 November 2006 (UK)  »

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The lions in this film are the same lions that starred in the award winning movie classic Born Free. Different lions had different fates depending on where their owners wanted them to go. Some owners choose a zoo and others choose to allow the lions to have a chance at freedom. See more »

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An ode to the free and the wild!
20 June 2009 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

This is a commendable documentary movie made by Virginia McKenna and Bill Travers. I really have no words to describe the movie. While featuring the lives of the Lions that were in the movie, Born Free - this production also screams out to the world begging to help keep the wild-life FREE and WILD as they should be. Despite scientific rationales to keep Zoos active (prevention from extinction, etc.) - most people know and agree that an Animal can hardly live a purposeful life behind Bars as Virginia says in this movie. "Would I be happy behind bars"? NO! George Adamson, who devoted all of his life to keep the wildlife free and chose to live with his Lions - far away from the so called civilization and the Luxuries it has to offer - will never be replaced, but his work will always be remembered. I am still surprised to see that only one documentary other than this movie has ever been made on the life of George Adamson - and that too by UK based Yorkshire Television Ltd. shortly before he was mercilessly murdered by Somali Poachers.

I think BBC or National Geographic or any of the other major channels must make an extended documentary on the life of George Adamson aka Baba ya Simba aka Father of Lions. The man whose ultimate trust and friendship with his lions was and will always remain beyond human comprehension. I bow down in respect to this great man and salute the efforts of Bill Travers, and Virginia McKenna and Bill's son and the others who continue the work of wild-life rehabilitation and conservation..


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