Grizzly Encounters

Wild Films ~ Grizzly Encounters with Chris Morgan

Tuesday, July 16, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
  • Library Hall
Giant brown bears on the Katmai Coast in Alaska ... plus a bonus award-winning short, The Vanishing Caribou Rainforest

Grizzly Encounters ia a film by Annette Scheurich and Klaus Scheurich. Grizzly bears – up to 8 feet tall with top weights of 1,200 pounds, equipped with sharp claws and predators’ jaws to match. We’ve all heard stories of aggressive bear attacks and close encounters… But what are brown bears really like? Renowned bear biologist Chris Morgan is passionate about uncovering their true nature and has studied them for years. In this stunning documentary, Chris is on the trail of the brown bears on the Katmai Coast in Alaska, where he can get closer to them than anywhere else to witness their social lives and survival techniques in intimate detail, revealing a surprisingly sensitive, tolerant, even tender side to the imposing grizzly. Offering entertaining and informative insights, Chris commentates the bears’ behavior and explains the peculiarities of Katmai’s unique habitat and its impact on the local population of grizzlies. Always close to the action, his passion for bears shines through and guides us through an engaging and gripping narrative, packed with surprises and intimate bear moments. A gripping and visually stunning insight into the unusual lives of the Katmai bears. Run time: 52 minutes

BONUS SHORT! Last Stand: The Vanishing Caribou Rainforest by Colin Arisman
WINNER! Best Short Conservation Film at the 2018 International Wildlife Film Festival

A cinematic journey into the tragically threatened world of endangered mountain caribou, their home in the world's largest remaining inland temperate rainforest, and the critical human choices that will ultimately decide the fate of this stunning ecosystem. Run time: 35 minutes

Run Time: 

52 minutes

About Wild Films at the Library

Wild Films at the Library is a free series of award-winning international wildlife films selected from the International Wildlife Film Festival. The International Wildlife Film Festival was established in 1977 in Missoula, Montana with a mission to promote awareness, knowledge and understanding of wildlife, habitat, people and nature through excellence in film, television and other media.