Bear 71 is an interactive story told from the point of view of a female grizzly bear, dubbed 'Bear 71'. Park rangers collared her when she was three-years old and tracked her through trail cameras. Her story speaks to how we coexist with wildlife in the age of networks, surveillance, and digital information en masse. The bear’s world is revealed through a script and the project features hundreds of ‘trail cam’ images of wildlife in the Rocky Mountains captured over the last ten years.
National Film Board of Canada
Direction: Jeremy Mendes and Leanne Allison
Screenwriting: JB MacKinnon
Production: Loc Dao, Dana Dansereau, Rob McLaughlin, Bonnie Thompson and David Christensen
Installation co-creation: Lance Weiler
Web design and development: Jam3