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The Voices of Bears

bigImage Grizzlies - Myth Disspelled

"No grizzly is going to come looking for you.  They don't
want to mix with people.  We live with them here as much as we did in the Bitterroot years ago, and we don't have any trouble."

- Bud Moore, Retired U.S. Forest Service employee

bigImage Bears - An Ideal Big Movie Subject

"As we discussed what possible species we would film after our success with the large-screen films WHALES, DOLPHINS [produced by MacGillivray Freeman Films in association with NWF] and WOLVES, bears emerged as the unequivocal choice."

- Chris Palmer, Executive Producer

bigImage Gentle, but not to be taken lightly

"Bears are intelligent, powerful, and gentle, but not to be taken lightly.  They need wild areas in order to thrive. Our fears about bears need to be replaced by a deeper grasp of the important role these top predators play in
both the natural setting and in our human culture."

-  Dr. Sterling Miller, NWF field biologist and scientific advisor for BEARS

bigImage What you do not know you will fear

"If you talk to the animals, they will talk to you, and you will know each other.  If you do not talk to them, you will not know them, and what you do not know you will fear.  what one fears, one destroys."

- Chief Dan George, Salish actor and author

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BMZ Originals:

Bears: Bear Essentials Real 300 K

Bears: Bear Essentials Real 56 K

Clips & Trailers:

Bears: Ideal Subject Real 300 K

Bears: Message Real 300 K

Bears: Polar Bears Real 300 K

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A National Wildlife Federation and Science North Presentation of a Primesco Film. Producers: Goulam Amarsy and James Marchbank. Director: David Lickley. Co-distributed by National Wildlife Federation and Primesco Distribution Inc. Distributed in Japan by Cinema Japan Co., Ltd. Co-Executive Producers: Christopher N. Palmer and Ed Capelle. Editor: James Lahti. Writer: Alexander Low. Narrator: Tyrone Benskin Composer: Violane Corradi, with feature song by Lyle Lovett.


BMZ Reviews:

Oh My By Ross Anthony

BMZ Review of BEARS By Herb Lash

Outside Reviews:

"Bears" By Melissa Maerz, City Pages

"Bears, Bears Everywhere " By Laurel Graeber, New York Times

"Bears Review" By Diane Urbani, Deseret News

"'Bears' gets close as you can (without running)" By Arthur Salm, Union-Tribune

"'Bears' keeps focus simple" By Margaret A. McGurk, The Cincinnati Enquirer

BMZ User Reviews

Rating: Fair
Posted by: twalker711
pretty boring ...