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Appeared at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival
Filmmaker Werner Herzog (AGUIRRE) has been drawn repeatedly to dark tales of delusional obsessives at odds with the natural world. In this award-winning documentary, Herzog recounts the story of Timothy Treadwell, a charming idealist who fancied himself the lone guardian of the grizzly bear. For more than a decade, Treadwell filmed and lived among grizzlies in the wilds of Alaska, a reckless intimacy that inevitably ended when he and his girlfriend were killed and eaten by a bear in 2003. Best Documentary, Directors Guild of America.