- Episodes1 x 120'
- ProducerLionsgate, Discovery Docs
- Original BroadcasterAnimal Planet
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. Pieced together from Treadwell’s actual video footage, this documentary examines how Treadwell believed he had bridged the gap between human and beast and what drove him to live among a tribe of wild grizzly bears on an Alaskan reserve. However, when one of the bears he loved and protected tragically turns on him, the footage he shot serves as a window into our understanding of nature and its grim realities.