The coasts of the Northern Asian Pacific are home to the largest number of bears on earth: brown bears, polar bears, Asian black bears. Kings of the wilderness. They are surrounded and ruled by greater powers. The bears hibernate on volcanic slopes, cross icy seas and smell dangers threatening them. Sometimes they revel in abundance, at other times facing months of starvation. This documentary follows all three bear species simultaneously in their adjacent habitats amidst the breathtaking nature of "Bear Country."


Director: Henry M. Mix

Henry is a producer, director and cameraman for natural history documentaries, and worked for a number of national and international networks, incl. NDR, ARTE, BBC, National Geographic and others. He worked as biodiversity expert for various environmental projects in Central Asia, Russia, Mongolia, Georgia and other countries. He is a board member of the German Species Conservation Foundation and was Series Producer of the so far biggest German natural history series (Wild Russia).

44 Min.
Director: Henry M. Mix
Script: Henry M. Mix
Cinematography: Sergeij Koltschin, Henry M. Mix, Wladimir Filippow
Editing: Mirco Tribanek
Narrator: Stephan Benson
Editor: Ralf Fronz (MDR), Ralf Quibeldey (NDR), Christine Peters (BR), Christian Cools (Arte)
Producer: Henry M. Mix (Altayfilm)
Website URL: https://www.altay.film/