Switzerland/China/Russia/South Korea/USA, 2018, 112 min.
Christian Frei, Maxim Arbugaev
Peter Grigoriev, Semyon Grigoriev, George Church, Spira Sleptsov, Woo Suk Hwang
clone / genetics / mammoth / technology
Sundance Film Festival 2018 – winner Special Jury Prize
Sarasota Film Festival 2018 – nominated Jury Prize
Visions du Réel Film Festival 2018 – nominated Main Competition
Moscow International Film Festival 2018 – nominated Main Competition
On the remote New Siberian Islands in the Arctic Ocean, hunters are searching for the tusks of extinct mammoths. There is a gold rush fever in the air. The price for white gold has never been so high. The thawing permafrost not only releases precious ivory. The tusk hunters find a surprisingly well-preserved mammoth carcass. Such finds are magnets for high-tech genetic scientists. They want to bring the extinct wholly mammoth back to life à la ‘Jurassic Park’. Resurrecting the mammoth is a first manifestation of the next great technological revolution. Man becomes Creator. Genesis two point zero.
A film about the secrets and mysteries hidden within nature and the fundamental difference in view of creation and the role of man in it.