Werner Herzog’s documentary film about the “Grizzly Man” Timothy Treadwell and what the thirteen summers in a National Park in Alaska were like in one man’s attempt to protect the grizzly bears. The film is full of unique images and a look into the spirit of a man who sacrificed himself for nature.
Timothy Treadwell was a grizzly bear enthusiast who spent 13 summers in Katmai National Park and Preserve in Alaska. Over time, the ecologist got closer and closer to the bears, and he even got to touch them. But, obviously, these are wild animals, and they are very dangerous.
Werner Herzog picked up the shootings that Treadwell did in his incursions with the bears and mixes them with some people that knew Treadwell at that time. The almost obsessive passion that Timothy had with the bears ended in 2003, when he and his girlfriend were attacked by one of them. Probably one of the best of Herzog’s films who, at the same time, is one of the best documentary directors of all times.