Documentary Watch – IMAX Born To Be Wild – Review

23rd April 2012

I love a great documentary – and I’ve seen some great ones.

IMAX Born to be Wild is one I just watched last week and I’m so glad I did.

I watched it with my husband and the kids and we all really enjoyed it.

Morgan Freeman narrates the 41 minute documentary that follows two different teams that work to rescue and rehabilitate orphaned baby elephants and orangutans. The doc follows Dr. Birute Mary Galdikas in the rainforests of Borneo, and Dr. Dame Daphne M. Sheldrick in Kenya and the results are amazing.

It’s a gorgeous film to watch and unbelievablly fascinating and I was captivated from the start. The animals are SO cute and their relationships with their caregivers are so beautiful. These are people who LOVE these animals and spend every waking moment, and NIGHT with them, to make sure they feel safe and comfortable. I was shocked to see how loving and selfless they are to these baby animals – I’ll admit there were a few moments that made me teary.

This is an educational, fun and entertaining film to watch with the entire family – both my five and eight year old really loved it. After the film, they had lots of questions about the animals and wanted to learn more about them and where they lived.

This is a great family film and a nice break from the usual family fare. Watch it – you won’t be disappointed.

IMAX Born to be Wild is now out on DVD!

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