The Bearmother from Sarek – In memory of Rapa

Rapa was the first brown bear in Europe to be tagged with a transmitter around her neck to provide more information about how wild brown bears live in Swedish mountains. Born in Sarek national park, a safe haven for what was once a dwindling bear population, Rapa has had seven litters of cubs since she was tagged in 1988. This is a unique documentary following Rapa and her cubs over a four-year period.

 

Through wildlife photographer Hans Östbom’s superb images, we get a close-up look at these shy predators. Studies of Rapa and her offspring have taught naturalists much about the wild brown bear, whose existence is still threatened even in the sanctuary of Sarek due to poachers. Today only one of Rapa’s 16 cubs remains in the area and has cubs of her own.

Director: Hans Östbom

Dag Jonzon and Hans Östbom, Sweden, has worked as environmental journalists and filmmakers since late 70ths. They have produced several documentaries and natural history films for national and international market.

Director: Dag Jonzon

Dag Jonzon and Hans Östbom, Sweden, has worked as environmental journalists and filmmakers since late 70ths. They have produced several documentaries and natural history films for national and international market.

2008
55 Min.
Schwedisch
6
Director: Hans Östbom, Dag Jonzon
Author:
Camera: Hans Östbom
Editing: Hans Östbom
Music: Klas Ullerstam, Stefan Edstrom
Speaker: Dag Jonzon
Editor: Hans Östbom, Dag Jonzon
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