Grizzly  Man

Enzian Theater Maitland, FL


Bill McShea

Wildlife Ecologist, Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute

Grizzly Man— Imposing human emotion on animals

Wildlife ecologist Bill McShea speaks about the dangers of assigning human emotions to wild animals.

Enzian Theater Maitland, FL

Film Synopsis

A devastating and heartrending take on grizzly bear activists Timothy Treadwell and Amie Huguenard, who were killed in October of 2003 while living among grizzlies in Alaska.

Grizzly Man chronicles the life and death of bear enthusiast Timothy Treadwell, who was killed, along with his girlfriend, Amie Huguenard, by a rogue bear in October 2003. In one of the most extreme—and ultimately tragic—experiments in human-animal cohabitation ever attempted, for 13 consecutive summers, Treadwell lived (and finally died) among the bears at an Alaskan national park. The footage that he himself shot forms the core of this fascinating inquiry into the fragile relationship between man and nature.