The Georgia Straight proudly sponsors Bear 71—NFB Interactive Installation
Following a screening of Bear 71—Leanne Allison, Jeremy Mendes, and the National Film Board Digital Studios’ interactive documentary—on May 4 as part of the DOXA Documentary Film Festival, a free interactive installation runs at the Roundhouse Community Centre (181 Roundhouse Mews) from May 10 to 12.
Bear 71 tracks a mother grizzly from the age of three living in Banff National Park through motion-triggered surveillance cameras. However, as the documentary develops, audiences may be surprised by who is watching the watchers. Bear 71 examines the systems of surveillance and the illusion of freedom. The doc features narration by actor Mia Kirshner and a script by J.B. MacKinnon.
The interactive installation allows visitors to directly engage with Bear 71 through the use of iPads. Visitors can explore and control large screens, while navigating their way through Banff National Park.
Bear 71—NFB Interactive Installation opens from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on May 10 and 11, and opens from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on May 12.