Canada / 2021 / 14'
Churchill, Manitoba, is famous as an international destination for photographing polar bears. We’ve seen the majestic images and classic wildlife series captured here – but what do these bears see of us? A shift in perspective reveals an obstacle course of tourist paparazzi and wildlife officers whom bears must navigate during their annual migration.
Directors: Jack Weisman, Gabriela Osio Vanden
Photography: Jack Weisman, Gabriela Osio Vanden
Editing: Jack Weisman, Will Miller, Andres Landau
Sound: David Rose
Festivals and awards:
AmDocs Film Festival – Best International Documentary Jury Award, USA (2022), Canadian Film Fest – Best Cinematography Special Jury Award, Canada (2022), Regard International Short Film Festival – Best Short Documentary, Canada (2022), International FIPRESCI Critic’s Award (2022), Short Shorts Film Festival – Best Non-Fiction Film, Japan (2022), SXSW, USA (2022), Sheffield DocFest, UK (2022), TIFF, Canada (2021), IDFA, Netherlands (2021)
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