WILDERNESS FILMS

…will be revised from time to time…

1. Alone in the wild

I like this documentary so much because it shows the psychology of survival.
It makes very clear how big the gap between imagination and reality can be!
I admire Ed Wardle for being so brave to publicize these very personal  videos
that show in a very personal way his feelings and emotions in this very lonely venture.

(All parts can be watched on YouTube)

2. Alone in the Wilderness (Dick Proenneke)

This is just an abridged version of the actual documentary.
I found the whole film once somewhere in the web but I can’t remember where but it absolutely worthwhile looking for it.
For me this film also stands in contrast to Ed Wardle’s “Alone in the wilderness”, since he was eaten alive by his fears and doubts and in contrast Dick Proennecke who fell so deeply in love with that way of living in the wilderness so he never really returned. For him bears where welcome company nothing to be afraid of! A real passionate naturalist.

Summary:
Documentary tells the story of Dick Proenneke who, in the late 1960s, built his own cabin in the wilderness at the base of the Aleutian Peninsula, in what is now Lake Clark National Park. Using color footage he shot himself, Proenneke traces how he came to this remote area, selected a homestead site and built his log cabin completely by himself. The documentary covers his first year in-country, showing his day-to-day activities and the passing of the seasons as he sought to scratch out a living alone in the wilderness.Written by Anonymous

Very very great!

3. Into the wild

Into the wild based on the real story of  Chris McCandless – Alexander Supertramp.
I love book and film and the music by Eddie Vedder and Kaki King.

 

4. Grizzly Man

Summary:
For 13 years, Timothy Treadwell spent his summers on the Alaskan Peninsula, living among wild bears and, for the last five years, videotaping his life there. His winters were spent touring elementary schools and making television appearances, in an effort to educate people about the plight of the animals he loved. This continued until October 5, 2003, when Treadwell and his girlfriend were attacked and killed by a bear.

Using Treadwell’s footage as well as interviews with his friends, family, and local authorities, director Werner Herzog crafts a fascinating documentary around his favorite themes: obsession, madness, and man’s place in nature. Herzog, who has an active role in the film, empathizes with Treadwell, even though their worldviews are on opposite ends of the spectrum.

Addressing the camera, Treadwell, who had no formal training with animals, saw himself as a “kind warrior” who was there to protect the bears from poachers, developers, and others who would do them harm. But others saw him as a deluded kook, suffering at least from a naiveté about his role in the bears’ lives. (When Treadwell waxes poetic about a fresh pile of bear dung, it’s hard to disagree with them)… (Barnes & Noble)

The trailer:

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