Running Free is a 2000 film about a horse born into slavery in 1914. It was directed by Sergei Bodrov, written and produced by Jean-Jacques Annaud, narrated by Lukas Haas. Running Free takes place primarily in German South-West Africa (Namibia) during World War I. An Arabian mare gives birth to a beautiful chestnut foal during a voyage to Swakopmund for work in the copper mines. The foal is separated from his mother upon arrival at an unidentified mining town and nearly expires from dehydration. He is subsequently saved from certain death by the sympathetic town stable boy, Richard. Richard allows Lucky to live in the thoroughbred stable - much to the resentment of Caesar, resident stallion and the prize horse of a wealthy colonial.