Grizzly Man

Award winning documentary by director Werner Herzog about the life and death of bear enthusiast Timothy Treadwell.

Timothy spent about 13 years in Katmai National Park & Reserve, Alaska and he believed it was his life mission to protect bears. He went close enough to the bears to almost touch them and he started behaving like bears.

The documentary uses Timothy’s own footage with the bears almost upto the last few hours before his death. He and his girl friend Annie Huguenard were mauled to death by a bear with whom Timothy was ostensibly friendly.

There were few voices in the documentary which questioned his madness and lot many speaking admiringly of him. The documentary is a combination of narration with interviews and of course the live footage from Timothy’s camera. Timothy was living in the wilderness with two foxes as his pets and so there were people saying don’t disrupt mother nature’s ways. Interesting documentary, but a bit too long, i thought.

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