Now streaming on iwonder exclusively, Grizzly Man, which won the Alfred P. Sloan Prize at the Sundance Film Festival, explores the life and death of amateur grizzly bear expert and wildlife preservationist, Timothy Treadwell.

In this seminal documentary, acclaimed director Werner Herzog explores the life and death of amateur grizzly bear expert and wildlife preservationist, Timothy Treadwell, who lived unarmed among the bears for thirteen summers and filmed his adventures in the wild during his final five seasons.

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In this mesmerizing documentary film, acclaimed director Werner Herzog explores the life and death of amateur grizzly bear expert and wildlife preservationist Timothy Treadwell, who lived unarmed among grizzlies for 13 summers.

In October 2003, Treadwell's remains were discovered near his campsite in Alaska's Katmai National Park and Reserve – he had been mauled and devoured by a grizzly, the first known victims of a bear attack in the park.

Was Timothy Treadwell a passionate and fearless environmentalist who devoted his life to living peacefully among Alaskan grizzly bears in order to save them?

Or was he a deluded misanthrope whose reckless actions resulted in his own death, as well as those of his girlfriend and one of the bears he swore to protect?

In this film, Herzog plumbs not only the mystery of wild nature, but also the mystery of human nature as he chronicles Treadwell's final years in the wilderness.

Herzog uses Treadwell's own startling documentary footage to paint a nuanced portrait of a complex and compelling figure while exploring larger questions about the uneasy relationship between man and nature.


Selected Reviews

Grizzly Man movie review & film summary (2005) | Roger Ebert
If I show weakness, I’m dead. They will take me out, they will decapitate me, they will chop me up into bits and pieces I’m dead. So far, I persevere. I persevere. So speaks Timothy Treadwell, balanced somewhere between the grandiose and the manic, in Werner Herzog’s “Grizzly Man.”
Grizzly Man review – Werner Herzog retraces Timothy Treadwell’s steps
Herzog’s documentary about Treadwell, an untrained film-maker who was killed by a bear in Alaska, is poignant, beautiful – and absolutely hilarious
Grizzly Man (2005)
Pieced together from Timothy Treadwell’s actual video footage, Werner Herzog’s remarkable documentary examines the calling that drove Treadwell to live among a tribe of wild grizzly bears on an Alaskan reserve. A devoted conservationist with a passion for adventure, Timothy believed he had bridged t…
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External podcasts

‎True Crime Obsessed: Grizzly Man on Apple Podcasts
For 13 summers, Timothy Tredwell journeyed into the Alaskan wilderness to spend four months living among the grizzly bears. Though Treadwell believed that he and the bears had an understanding--he considered them his close friends--he and his girlfriend Amy Huguenard were eventually killed and devou…