CHURCHILL, POLAR BEAR TOWN
Jury Special Mention - Clermont-Ferrand
Short Film Festival Giovani Jury Prize - Visions du Réel, Nyon
An acute portrait of the complex relationship between the modern world and the "wild" one. Every year in northern Canada, polar bears migrate to Hudson Bay to hunt seals. From October to November, while waiting for the ice pack to form, they take up residence on the outskirts of the town of Churchill - population 800. Hunted for a long time and now the stars of local safari tours, the bears have become a tourist attraction and therefore a considerable source of income for Churchill.
Annabelle Amoros studied at the École Supérieure de la Photographie of Arles and then at Le Fresnoy. Her films have been shown in many festivals, like Indislisboa and Visions du Réel-Nyon, as well as in cultural institutions, Centre Pompidou - Paris, Musées d’Art Moderne et Contemporain - Strasbourg.