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Born to be free

Year
2017
Country
UK, Russia
Duration
74’
Director
Gayane Petrosyan

The film is a revelatory investigation by three intrepid free-diving journalists, Gaya, Tanya and Julia, into the global trade in wild sea mammals. Their journey takes us to the most remote corners of Russia and witnesses, for the very first time, the shocking treatment that whales, dolphins and walruses are subjected to, and discovers the corruption at the heart of this cruel international business.

CREW
Director: Gayane Petrosyan
Producer: Mike Lerner
Production
Roast Beef Productions, Baikal Cinema
Sales
Dogwoof, Vesna Cudic, vesna@dogwoof.com, www.dogwoof.com
Director
Gayane Petrosyan

Gayane Petrosyan is a director, screenwriter, producer, and head of the Baikal Cinema company. She graduated from the journalism department of the Moscow State University. She works on topics related to social issues and environment. She has made a series of documentary projects: Executed Children (about kids who are victims of the prohibition for foreigners to adopt Russian children), Our Own Not Our Own, The Stigma, Planet Baikal and others.

 

Selected Filmography

Selected: Executed Children (2014)

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Burning Out
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Burning Out
Year
2016
Country
Belgium, France, Switzerland
Director
Jérôme Le Maire
Duration
85’
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Cahier Africa
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Cahier Africa
Year
2016
Country
Germany, Switzerland
Director
Heidi Specogna
Duration
119’
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The Good Postman
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The Good Postman
Year
2016
Country
Finland, Bulgaria
Director
Tonislav Hristov
Duration
88’
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See You in Chechnya
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See You in Chechnya
Year
2016
Country
Georgia
Director
Alexander Kvatashidze
Duration
69’
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The Opposition
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The Opposition
Year
2016
Country
Australia
Director
Hollie Fifer
Duration
76’
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The Return
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The Return
Year
2016
Country
Sweden
Director
Zahavi Sanjavi
Duration
54’
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Transit Havana
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Transit Havana
Year
2016
Country
The Netherlands
Director
Daniel Abma
Duration
86’
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When Paul Came Over the Sea – Journal of an Encounter
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When Paul Came Over the Sea – Journal of an Encounter
Year
2017
Country
Germany
Director
Jakob Preuss
Duration
97’
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Not My Job
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Not My Job
Year
2015
Country
Russia
Director
Denis Shabaev
Duration
70’
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