Grizzly Bear Cinema Selections
The following are grizzly-related films/clips and conservation contacts suggested by Louisa Willcox, Grizzly Times Founder
Filmmaker and naturalist Casey Anderson rescued a grizzly bear cub he named Brutus, more than a decade ago. Together they strive to educate kids and adults about the importance of sharing our habitat.
Man and Grizzly Bear – Rewriting History
To learn more about Casey Anderson, watch this full-length story.
Man and Grizzly Bear – Adventures with Bella
Meet Bella, an orphaned grizzly bear cub living at the Montana Grizzly Encounter in Bozeman, MT.
Learn more about Casey Anderson’s mission to help grizzly bears here:
Stopping the Trophy Grizzly Bear Hunt in British Columbia
Presented by Lush Cosmetics
The film Trophy challenges the controversial “sport” that is trophy hunting of grizzly bears across North America, and asks: Can we truly justify killing these animals for entertainment? Partly due to this film and enormous public protest, the provincial government of British Columbia banned the grizzly bear trophy hunt. The first announcement was made in Nov. 2017, but the full ban went into effect on Easter Sunday, 2018.
The Good, the Bad and the Grizzly
By Shane Moore
This video provides an intimate view of the lives led by grizzly bears in the Yellowstone Ecosystem, as well as the challenges they face in surviving an uncertain future.
Spirit Bear Lodge:
Legend of British Columbia’s Great Bear Rainforest
This amazing video of the Spirit Bear Lodge on the coast of British Columbia, operated by the Kitasoo/Xai'Xai Nation, discusses the revitalizing of their community, and demonstrates how sustainable practices can succeed economically, environmentally and culturally. It’s an inspiring success story!
Keeping grizzlies away from agricultural food sources in Montana's Mission Valley
People & Carnivores
This video describes how some proactive farmers worked with a nonprofit organization to prevent depredation by grizzlies on their corn crops and facilitate coexistence between people and bears.
Time for the Grizzly?
A Chris Morgan Wildlife / Wildlife Media Production
Grizzly bears have lived in the North Cascades for 20,000 years. Today, fewer than ten of them remain. After decades of research, the National Park Service, US Fish and Wildlife Service and other agencies have released proposals to support recovery of this iconic species.
Ecologist and bear expert Chris Morgan tells the story of grizzly bear recovery in Montana’s Cabinet Mountains. Grizzly recovery, done through science and community involvement, could serve as a model for the North Cascades.
Learn more at www.northcascadesgrizzly.org
Black Bear Cub Life: Breakups and Bear Rubs
Video by Kylie Paul and Alan Ramsey
Produced by MPG Ranch, Missoula, Montana
Yearling black bear cubs spend springtime with mom and siblings…until the big breakup happens. What’s the story with family breakups? Why and when does it happen? What do yearlings and moms do afterwards? Do yearling bears announce their presence via bear rubs or do they hide out?
This film investigates these questions, examining these important life history moments in the lives of 11 yearling bears documented since 2012.
More cool MPG Ranch wildlife videos are at www.mpgranch.com
Drums of the Great Bear
Spirit Bear and the Northern Gateway Pipeline
This six minute film by Damien Gillis showing the Gitga’at, Tsimshian and other First Nations’ powerful demonstration against the Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline project in Prince Rupert, B.C. The Great Bear Foundation supported the efforts of the Kitasoo and Heiltsuk Nations, and the Valhalla Wilderness Society in B.C. to create a Spirit Bear Conservancy in 2006. This group protects habitat, not only for spirit bears, but for the myriad species of the rare temperate rainforest ecosystem along the B.C. Coast near Prince Rupert--all of which are at risk from the Enbridge project.