The Next Generation of Online Storytelling: Bear 71

December 5, 2013

By Meghan Ahearn

Courtesy of National Film Board of Canada

A screenshot from a video that's included in the "Bear 71" interactive documentary and shows Bear 71 being drugged, tagged and released back into the wild.

How do you tell the story of an 11-year-old grizzly bear who was killed by a train that runs along the border of Canada’s Banff National Park? This is the question filmmaker Leanne Allison and creative director Jeremy Mendes sought to answer with the interactive documentary “Bear 71.” The multimedia piece, which won second place in the 2013 World Press...

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