Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Bear 71

This is probably the most profound film about the Grizzly Bear that you will view...ever.

It starts with a film segment of conservation officers tranquilizing and collaring a female grizzly: Bear 71.

From that point on , you are in a landscape far removed from reality.
 A map . A sort of moving screen filled with bleeps and icons showing what is the environment of Bear71 in impersonal form.

But it is an interactive screen which allows you to catch video cam glimpses of that environment.

All the while you are wandering , Bear 71 tells the personal story of her journey from 2001 , when she was collared , until 2009 _the end of her journey.

" There aren't a lot of ways for a grizzly bear to die. At least that's the way it was in the wild."...Bear 71

                                        The documentary Bear71

 Leanne Allison and Jeremy Mendes have created a poignant experience for us. Take the 20 minutes to watch this National Film Board Interactive film once . I guarantee you will need to watch it again.

  Where you are in Bear 71's story?

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