In his book Wild Ones, Jon Mooallem examines humans’ relationship to endangered species. Mooallem joins BAMcinématek audiences for a discussion of Werner Herzog’s gripping documentary about one of the most extreme—and ultimately tragic—experiments in human-animal cohabitation ever attempted. For 13 consecutive summers, Timothy Treadwell lived (and finally died) among the bears at an Alaskan national park. The footage that he himself shot forms the core of this fascinating inquiry into the fragile relationship between man and nature.
with Jon Mooallem
This screening will feature a Q&A with wildlife journalist Jon Mooallem, moderated by Robert Lee Hotz, the senior science writer for The Wall Street Journal.