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The Bear Truth with Timothy Treadwell and Diary of the Grizzly Man

14 Jan

DOTGM_2700x4000_1.jpgDistributed by Shout! Factory
Now Available on Apple TV and other digital platforms

Even in British Columbia, residents living very close to The Rockies have to face the Grizzly Bear. When these gentle creatures venture too often into the towns, that can lead to problems. Sometimes, the animal has to be euthanized instead of simply relocated.

Filmmaker and bear enthusiast Timothy Treadwell studied this creature in its native habitat, but not even living with them can help; he spent 13 years in Alaska’s Katmai National Park trying to understand their behaviour and sadly, he knew he was in trouble. The media was abuzz when his remains was found.

Diary of the Grizzly Man is produced by Erik Nelson and Jewel Palovak, the producers of Werner Herzog’s acclaimed documentary, Grizzly Man (2003). This new three-hour mini-series is crafted from Treadwell’s vast film archive, and takes us deep inside the unfolding dramas and life and death struggles of the Alaskan animals he devoted his life to protecting and understanding. It contains never-before-seen footage and astonishing still photographs of Treadwell’s interactions with very wild nature–dangerous interactions which would ultimately lead to the death of Treadwell and his girlfriend, Amie Hugarnard.

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VisionTV’s Ageless Gardens & Timeless Passion

16 Feb

AG303 Karen York 4.jpgBy Ed Sum
(The Vintage Tempest)

Programming Note: Encores of Season 2 episodes follows after each new Season 3 episode. Mondays at 9pm and 9:30pm ET. Please check online listing for local schedule.

VisionTV’s Ageless Gardens has grown up since its debut two years ago. The stories look at how to be green. That is, we see how others grow their own foods, develop their well being and give back to the land. In turn, the ground returns its beauty in bounty to please our senses. This show is not about the food, but how we remain forever young.

The coverage I offered when this program debuted is on twohungryblokes.com. Series two offered similar shorts mostly from the perspective of folks local to British Columbia and there were a few segments from beyond. They all showed us how important staying true to valued ideals are best and also revealed new ideas in how to harvest from the land without harming ecosystems.

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