Bear 71

Screenwriters: J. B. MacKinnon

Institute History

  • 2012 Sundance Film Festival


Jeremy Mendes and Leanne Allison’s poignant interactive documentary about a bear in the Canadian Rockies illuminates the way humans engage with wildlife in the age of networks, satellites, and digital surveillance. Audiences from around the world can use their smartphones to become part of an interactive forest environment rich with bears, cougars, sheep, deer, and people as they follow an emotional story of a grizzly bear tagged and monitored by Banff National Park rangers.

30-minute narrative starts at the top of every hour

This installation will launch in a special ticketed event/reception on Friday, January 20 at 8:00 p.m. at New Frontier.

Additional credits:
Web Designer: Aubyn Freybe-Smith
Sound Designer: Josh Stevenson
Web Writer: Jennifer Moss
Installation Programmers: Vincent McCurley, Steve Lindenberg, Darren Ortiz, Jam3
Project Managers: Janine Steele, Vanessa Fukuyama

Screening Details

  • Section: New Frontier
  • Film Type: Artist
  • Country: Canada
  • Run Time: 30 min.
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