Grizzly  Man

The State Theatre Modesto, CA


Dr. Scott Winterstein

Professor of Animal Science, Michigan State University

Grizzly Man— Why did the bear kill Timothy Treadwell?

Dr. Scott Winterstein discussed why the bear killed Timothy Treadwell.

The State Theatre Modesto, CA

Film Synopsis

A devastating and heartrending take on grizzly bear activists Timothy Treadwell and Amie Huguenard, who were killed in October of 2003 while living among grizzlies in Alaska.

Grizzly Man chronicles the life and death of bear enthusiast Timothy Treadwell, who was killed, along with his girlfriend, Amie Huguenard, by a rogue bear in October 2003. In one of the most extreme—and ultimately tragic—experiments in human-animal cohabitation ever attempted, for 13 consecutive summers, 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.

About the Speaker

Dr. Scott Winterstein is a professor of animal science and the chair of the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife at Michigan State University. He specialties include biometry, ecology, ethology, and dynamics of wildlife populations