Elsa's Legacy

Elsa's Legacy

The Born Free Story

DVD - 2011
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2010 marks the 50th anniversary of the publication of 'Born Free', a book and then a film that changed forever the way we think about wildlife. What has happened to lions since this story? And what has happened to the people featured in the film? What has 'Born Free' taught us?
Publisher: [United States] : PBS, [2011]
ISBN: 9781608834211
Branch Call Number: DVD 599.757 Elsa's
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (60 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in.
Additional Contributors: PBS Home Video
Alternative Title: Nature (Television program)


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Sep 19, 2016

What a story.
The authors behind the book "Born Free" and their behind the scenes and afterwards of it, to their tragic end of their lives.
What a truly remarkable true story.
Was in a way kind of similar to another project that was done with Jim Dutcher in the book "Wolves at our Door".
Enjoyed both immensely.

Sep 30, 2013

A look back at the lioness Elsa and her relationship with the Adamsons. This also explores the story of the work the Adamsons did in the years following that period, and the parallel fates they met. The documentary combines the words of both, archival footage, reenactments, and commentary from those who knew the couple, all filmed in the areas they lived in. It's a good and thorough examination of people who saw the individuality of animals that most people saw as a nuisance or something to be hunted and destroyed. As is usually the case with PBS, this documentary is well done.

d2013 Sep 15, 2013

Based on a true story "Born Free" was and still is a very heartwarming story of deep and unique affection between a human and a wild and beautiful creature. This behind the film documentary is "Elsa's" legacy. Through their recordings and recollections we get a new appreciation for everything that is wild and free.

Jun 01, 2013

As A child I was in aho and amaze in the story and I have remembered all my life. It brings warmth into my heart and tears in my eyes as remember the loving story of Elsa

FishbowlB77 Aug 21, 2012

Excellent story!

Mar 17, 2012

Great movie

McIndoo Dec 02, 2011

Very interesting story. Some scenes you watch and admire how loving the lions are with the humans; others you hold your breath while hoping the story doesn't lead where you fear it might. Well worth watching!


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