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Nuisance Bear

Follows the chaotic migration of a polar bear as it clashes with the residents of a Canadian town.

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“Nuisance Bear,” a documentary by Jack Weisman and Gabriela Osio Vanden, follows the chaotic migration of a polar bear as it clashes with the residents of a Canadian town.

Overview

Genre
Natural History, Nature, Environment, and Foreign Worlds
Synopsis

Churchill, Manitoba, is famous as an international destination for photographing polar bears. We’ve seen the majestic images and classic wildlife series captured here - but what do these bears see of us? Through a shift in perspective, Nuisance Bear reveals an obstacle course of tourist paparazzi and wildlife officers whom bears must navigate during their annual migration.

Stage
finished
Running time
13 minutes

Credits

Production Details

Prod. Co.
Documist
Country
Canada
Years of Production
1
Locations
Churchill, Manitoba

Distribution Details

Release year
2022
Festivals
80+ festivals including TIFF, SXSW, IDFA, Sheffield, True/False, etc.
Awards
15 awards so far, including AmDocs Best International Short Film, Regard ISFF Best Short Documentary, Planet in Focus Best Canadian Short Film, etc
Distribution
The New Yorker
Broadcast (Prod.)
No
Broadcast (Acq.)
The New Yorker
Language
English / none
Subtitles
n/a

Photos

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