Shoot the Bear

Director: Max Keegan

Institute History

  • 2021 Catalyst Forum


Set against the storybook landscape of the French Pyrenees, SHOOT THE BEAR follows the family dramas and political conflict that surface after the reintroduction of wild bears in one of the last pockets of pastoralism in modern Europe. Two opposing movements—pro-bear environmental police and anti-bear shepherds—fight for power and for the future, threatening the fragile fabric of the community.

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