Bears (Documentary Review)

Unlike the last documentary that was more of a slideshow, this one was a little more insightful. Bears is a 2004 documentary made by the National Wildlife Federation, showing the many different species of bears around Canada, their habitat as well as threats to these animals of power.

The documentary starts with a Narrator (Tyrone Benskin) describing how  species of bears are slowly becoming endangered.  Out in Alaska, a pilot and environmentalist known as Kris Day goes into the mountains every spring to see how the brown bears are getting along. Kris hangs out with bears year after year and even names them. Next the Narrator describes how a black bear has survived a long time without food. As the mother black bear slides down a mountain searching for food, her two cubs get to explore their large habitat as they get older.

The Narrator later on describes how the polar bears come out when spring thaws and the male polar bears playfully fight while hunting for food. It’s also described how the natives saw these bears as animals with special powers of healing. The rest of the documentary shows how bears around the world live their life throughout the seasons, with  many other details about the bears’ lifestyle, plus Kris giving tours to visitors in Alaska.

I find this film very informative and fascinating. I quite enjoyed all the details in this documentary. The footage captured is intense and this documentary had a lot of substance to it.

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