Grizzly Man

Grizzly Man

  • USA, Canada
  • 100
  • STC
    Director:
  • Werner Herzog

In October 2003, Timothy Treadwell and his girlfriend Amie Huguenard were mauled to death and devoured by grizzly bears in the wilds of Alaska. Treadwell had spent the past 12 summers living in close quarters with these fierce predators, documenting their behaviour. In the off-season, he traveled to schools, teaching children about his misunderstood animal friends. Treadwells methods were frowned upon by the bear researching community as foolhardy, cavalier and dangerous but his passion was clear: the bears themselves. What made him isolate himself in the wild with a species of animal that would never be able to give him the love and admiration he craved? The mission to answer this question was tailor-made for master filmmaker Werner Herzog. Drawing on more than 100 hours of video footage that Treadwell shot over 12 years, Herzog delves deeply into his emotional state with remarkable respect and sensitivity. Grizzly Man is a brilliant and fascinating human portrait of a man tragically obsessed. Shannon Abel

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