Posts Tagged ‘documentaries’

16th January
2009
written by Steph
Na na na na na na na na na na na BATBEAR! (see below)

Na na na na na na na na na na na BATBEAR! (see below)

Steph's Take

No this isn’t one of those Sci-Fi channel made-for-tv movies in which a hybrid man-bear (pig?) monster terrorizes people.  I don’t know about you, but personally my favorite types of documentaries are slightly kooky and a little quirky.  Which is why I could hardly resist when I stumbled across Grizzly Man in the documentaries section on Netflix.  A movie about a guy who yearly goes to the northern wilderness in order to “protect” the local population of grizzly bears?  Sign me up! The movie is directed and narrated by Werner Herzog, who edited over 100 hours of footage shot by one Timothy Treadwell, the founder of the nature preservationist group Grizzly People.  The movie showcases a good deal of Treadwell’s footage of the bears that he captured over the summer months that he had spent out in the wild over the course of the past 13 years.  Of course, Treadwell often features prominently in a lot of the footage, so rather than an eye-opening exploration of the ursine community, this is more the examination of the man himself.  Within the first half hour of the doc, you learn that Treadwell and his girlfriend wound up perishing in Alaska, ironically mauled and devoured by an ornery grizzly. (more…)