Monday Movies at Publika – WHO’S AFRAID OF THE CAPE COD BEAR?

Who’s afraid of the Cape Cod Bear? is a documentary by Maryanne Galvin, has been selected for competition at the 6th Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Festival this year.

Trailer and Synopsis

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In May 2012, a Massachusetts black bear altered the course of history. As legend has it, there have been no black bear sightings on Cape Cod since the Pilgrims colonized the state. This young male bear wandered off the mainland, and is rumored to have swum the icy waters of the Cape Cod Canal. In two weeks time, the wily bruin navigated highways, backyards and chicken coops, town after town, and arrived at the tip of the Cape in Provincetown. He captured the imagination, attention and hearts of kids and grown-ups, from backyard to newscasts, twitter to television, tourists to law enforcement, all hoping to catch a glimpse or even capture the elusive bear himself.

Part cautionary tale, part real-life saga, the film is narrated from the perspective of a street wise Dalmatian dog. Featured are insights from wildlife biologists, veterinarian, a zoo curator, national park rangers, a Cape Cod writer, a cub rehabilitator in Maine, and a bear hunter in New Hampshire.

“Who’s Afraid of the Cape Cod Bear?” chronicles this bear’s journey, in the context of debates about human coexistence with wildlife. His closely tracked journey set in motion discussion of larger questions about human behavior and wildlife management. As much of America witnessed the re-emergence of various species in areas outside the expected natural habitats, controversy loomed.

 

Catch the FREE screening at The Square, Publika on 16th September 2013 at 8:00 pm

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