Der Wächter der Geisterbären, or the Watchman of the Spirit Bear, is a documentary on the Great Bear Rainforest and the Spirit Bear that aired on German and French public access channel ARTE on December 26, 2020 and January 5, 2021. The documentary showcases BC’s Great Bear Rainforest and stunning local wildlife. The documentary is available, only in Germany and France, until March 25, 2021.
The documentary, produced by Angelika Sigl and Karl Teuschl, uses footage captured between 2009-2011, and is the second documentary produced by the pair on the Great Bear Rainforest.
ARTE is a joint venture between the German and French government, the public access channel features and promote cultural programming. The estimated viewership of the documentary is estimated to be 800,000 viewers in Germany and France combined and an additional 250,000 viewers online.
Both Angelika and Karl have on 30 years of experience in their respective areas of work. Angelika is a well-known director/producer/writer in public broadcast, she has worked on over 60 documentaries covering topics science, nature and wildlife. Karl is freelance writer and director and is a specialist on Canada and British Columbia.
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