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Werner Herzog and Jewel Palovak, Grizzly Man



Werner Herzog is legendary for his exploits and encounters with madmen and his obsessive filmmaking (Fitzcarraldo; Aguirre, The Wrath of God; Stroszek). He has found, critics agree, a perfect subject in Timothy Treadwell, the blond, buoyantly cheerful animal activist and environmentalist who was eaten in 2003 by one of the Alaskan grizzly bears that he loved and lived among. Herzog's film Grizzly Man beautifully chronicles Treadwell's exploits over the last five summers of his life in the Katmai National Park. The film was constructed from over 100 hours of video shot by Treadwell, often with himself in the picture talking directly to the camera with the grizzlies and his friendly foxes nearby. Grizzly Man also benefits from interviews with others who knew Treadwell, including the coroner, an actor friend in Venice, California, and his ex-girlfriend, Jewel Palovak, founder of Grizzly People. Palovak controls the rights to Treadwell's archives and entrusted them to Herzog. The two both speak with host Stephen Schaefer about a man - and a film - that are sure to be remembered.
 

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