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Paco and George look back at one of our favorite docs, Werner Herzog's Grizzly Man (2005).

Pieced together from Timothy Treadwell's own video footage, this is a remarkable examination of the calling that drove Treadwell to live among a pack of wild grizzly bears in Alaska.

A devoted conservationist with a passion for adventure, Treadwell believed he had bridged the gap between human and beast. When one of the bears he loved tragically turns on him, the footage he shot serves as a window into our understanding of nature.

Narrated and directed as only Werner Herzog can, Grizzly Man is a perfect blend of funny, personal, and harrowing. With a 95% score on Rotten Tomatoes, Grizzly Man is a classic documentary about devotion, nature, and its grim realities.

Along the way we ponder "Chekhov’s Bear", if Hollywood auditions are worse than living in The Maze, Alaskan Tinder settings, Tiger Kings vs. Grizzly men, and the dope-ass Richard Thompson soundtrack.

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