Nuisance Bear

Nuisance Bear

Churchill, Manitoba is famous as an international destination for photographing polar bears. While humans have seen the majestic images captured here, what do these bears see of us? Through a shift in perspective, Nuisance Bear reveals an obstacle course of tourist paparazzi and wildlife officers whom bears must navigate during their annual migration.

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Screens With:
Fire of Love

Directed by:
Jack Weisman, Gabriela Osio Vanden

15 mins

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Meet the Director:
Jack Weisman is an award-winning director and cinematographer whose work has screened at major film festivals including TIFF, Sundance, SXSW, IDFA, and True/False. Weisman is passionate about inclusive approaches to storytelling that connect with the natural world. The short documentary Nuisance Bear is her directorial debut.

Gabriela Osio Vanden is a cinematographer based in Toronto. Vanden has a background in painting and dance, which she draws from when crafting images. Vanden has a BFA in Film Production from York University. The short documentary Nuisance Bear is her directorial debut.

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