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Grizzly Man

Directed by Werner Herzog
United States, 2005


Here Herzog explores the life and death of environmentalist Timothy Treadwell, a grizzly bear expert who spent thirteen entire summers, completely unarmed, near the bears at Katmai National Park and Reserve in Alaska. He filmed his adventures in this cruel, wild environment.

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Grizzly Man Directed by Werner Herzog

Awards & Festivals

Sundance Film Festival

2005 | Winner: Alfred P. Sloan Feature Film Prize (World Cinema Documentary Competition)

New York Film Critics

2005 | Winner: Best Documentary

Critics reviews

One of the elements that makes Grizzly Man such a fascinating documentary is the contentious dialogue between Herzog’s narration and Treadwell’s running commentary, but it isn’t the film’s purpose to settle the debate over the correct perspective on nature. That was resolved by the bear. Herzog’s true interest is the more mysterious realm of human nature, and with Treadwell, he adds to a career-long obsession with visionaries undone by hubris and madness.
July 07, 2015
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