Grizzly Man is an award winning documentary that tells the story of Timothy Treadwell, a controversial self-styled animal rights activist who lived among the wild grizzly bears in Katmai national park, Alaska.
For 13 seasons, he managed to live in proximity to them, but in 2003 he and his girlfriend Amie Huguenard were both killed and partly eaten by a mature bear that, it is believed, was a stranger to the pair.
The film is assembled using Treadwell’s film footage from these years interspersed with the thoughts of friends, family and animal experts. A fascinating portrait appears of the failed actor and recovering alcoholic who, for his own reasons, swore to protect these grizzly bears.
He and Huguenard are the only people to have been killed by bears in Katmai park.