Grizzly Man

This past week, we watched Grizzly Man by Werner Herzog.

I had already watched this once, but I had yet to watch it in greater depth.

I liked the director’s use of holding the shot much longer than it was intended. It felt starkly real and human.

Of course, the footages of bears are interesting in itself, but the real story is actually about the Grizzly Man, Timothy Treadwell.

It was quite interesting how the story was structured. Herzog would provide commentary ever so often throughout the film. I feel this acknowledges the fact that this is the opinion of a person and not trying to set the entire film up as something to be digested and accepted to be as truth. Herzog wants us to form an opinion of our own. This was quite powerful for me. Most times, we have to take a step back in order to realise that documentaries have their own agenda.

It got dry at some parts but as a whole, the film was intriguing, even on 2nd viewing.

Next up, The Act of Killing!

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