Organizers: DOK.fest München, Rachel Carson Center
Director: Luke Griswold-Tergis / United States / 107 min
Seeking no one’s help and asking nobody’s permission, Russian geophysicist Sergey Zimov and his son Nikita are gathering any large wooly beast they can get their hands on, and transporting them, by whatever low budget means they can contrive, to the most remote corner of Siberia. They call their project Pleistocene Park. The goal: restore the Ice Age “mammoth steppe” ecosystem and avoid a catastrophic feedback loop leading to runaway global warming. Can two Russian scientists stave off a worst case scenario of global environmental catastrophe and reshape humanity’s relationship with the natural world?
A discussion with PD Dr. Martin Saxer (Rachel Carson Center), Franziska Baur, MSc. (Gregor Louisoder Umweltstiftung), PD Dr. Gertrud Rößner (Staatliche Naturwissenschaftliche Sammlungen) will follow the screening. The discussion will be moderated by Prof. Dr. Christof Mauch (Rachel Carson Center).
For further information see the website of the Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society.