Recreating the Ice age and slowing global warming in remote Russian Artic
In the remote Russian Arctic, an aging scientist and his son are trying to recreate the Ice Age. They call their experiment Pleistocene Park – a perfect home for woolly mammoths, resurrected by modern genetics. But the mammoths are only a means to a bigger end: defusing a carbon timebomb frozen in the permafrost to slow the effects of global warming.
An abandoned Soviet TV antennae has been used to setup the global climate and permafrost research centre by Sergey Zimov. Watch the film to know this amazing project that is contributing to combating climate change on the frontiers of Northern Pole.
A Film by Grant Slater
Based on “Pleistocene Park” by Ross Andersen of The Atlantic
Original Score by Kyle Scott Wilson
Animation by Casey Drogin
Chersky Drone Photography by Luke Griswold-Tergis
African Savannah Photography by Brian Dawson
With Support From Mountainfilm
Sergey Zimov’s Pleistocene Park Manifesto