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QUADRUPLE AWARD WINNER at the 47th WorldFest International Film Festival! The recent wins for this documentary make a total of 17 international film awards for Kate Marshall Graphics documentaries through the years!
-The highest Platinum Remi Award for Public Service Documentary
-The Silver Remi Award for Nature and Wildlife Documentary
-The Silver Remi Award for Ecology, Environment, and Conservation Documentary
-The Bronze Remi Award for Documentary Program
We meet the bears plus bear managers and experts from these states: Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina and Tennessee.
Kate Marshall Graphics, Inc. tells a great story in this rich presentation of bears in the South, from lowland swamps to mountain peaks. Utilizing their own multi-year wild black bear video and complementing it with photos and video from their guests, they bring the story of southern bears to the forefront of black bear education. Six of the sixteen sub-species of bears in North America are shown.
American Black Bears are beautiful and complex large mammals that have managed to survive alongside humans for a long span of time. Living only in North America, black bears are coping with and adapting to changing habitats, diminishing food sources, new roads and development, as well as increasing numbers of people enjoying the great outdoors. More and more often, bears and people meet. Bear managers keep on top of encounters and education.
Fantastic wild bear footage gives us a well-rounded dramatic and comical view of these bruins. Guests from these organizations share their knowledge, experience, memories and advice about black bears, and also tell why they chose wildlife careers:
- Myron Means, Arkansas Game and Fish Commission
- Maria Davidson, Louisiana Dept. of Wildlife and Fisheries
- Brad Young, Mississippi Dept. of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks
- Terri Jacobson, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Mississippi
- Keith Gaulden, Alabama Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries
- David Telesco, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
- Adam Hammond, Georgia Department of Natural Resources
- Richard Morton, South Carolina Dept. of Natural Resources
- Colleen Olfenbuttel, North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission
- David Whitehead, David Brandenburg, Aubrey Deck, Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency
- Bill Stiver, Kim Delozier, Rick Varner, Michael Maslona, Lisa Free, National Park Service, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee & North Carolina
- Lisa Stewart, Black Bear Solar Institute, Tennessee
- Frank van Manen, U.S. Geological Survey, University of Tennessee
- T.J. Holland, The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, North Carolina
Other contributors are many, including but not limited to: Black Bear Conservation Coalition, Louisiana; Louisiana Farm Bureau Federation; and a few lucky people who were in the right place at the right time with a camera.
ALL DVDs: Season of the Bear, Vol. 1: American Black Bear, Vol. 2: Black Bear Cubs, Vol. 3: True Bear Stories, Vol. 4: Southern Bears - Mountain Music with Carl & Betty Ross The Story of Wildflowers of the Southern Appalachians The Whitetails of Cades Cove
Coming soon: Voices of Cades Cove, Part 1