A Fall From Freedom
2012 · Unrated · 1h 19m
A powerful follow up to The Cove, this Discovery Channel documentary reveals the controversial captive whale business. Starring Mike Farrell and Keiko the Whale. One of the first comprehensive films to tell the long and sordid history of the captive whale and dolphin entertainment business.
Many of these marine parks and aquariums are directly or indirectly responsible for the death of thousands of the very animals they use for public entertainment.
- Premature deaths.
- Trainer injuries.
- Illegal practices.
- Educational misrepresentation.
- Government incompetence.
- Secret deals.
These and many other issues are presented, and documented for the first time in this powerful documentary, narrated by actor Mike Farrell.
About the Filmmakers
A Fall From Freedom was produced by Starz Media and directed by Stan Miniasian. Find out more about the film at IMBD.
“A Fall from Freedom is one of those masterful DVDs that kind of hides in the background of small-market productions. It contains knowledge that will haunt you, which must be seen. 50 minutes of detail regarding the dolphin captivity industry, including graphic detail of Japan’s dolphin hunt and capture operations, SeaWorld’s deception and miseducation, and interviews with a number of key people in the world of dolphins on both the good and bad sides of the spectrum; Ric O’Barry (good) and Jay Sweeney (bad).
You’ll see videos of bloody dolphin captures, dismal holding tanks, sugar-coated aquarium shows, and, most importantly, the reality of what happens to dolphins sought for confinement. Very well put-together, like I said – graphic details, not easy to watch at times. A must-see.” – C. K. Watt, Amazon
“This is a powerful follow up on “The Cove” It reveals the controversial captive whale business. Starring Mike Farrell and Keiko the Whale. Note: Orcas are really the largest of the dolphin family. I highly recommend this.” – Janet Woodville, Amazon
“What an incredible documentary. I highly recommend this for anyone who is interested in learning more about what really happens to animals in our sea.” – Anastasia Berreth, Amazon