Thanks to global warming, permafrost is no longer permanent many places in the world, and in Siberia, the thawing ground has resulted in a new industry based around the sale of skeletons and tusks of woolly mammoths. In GENESIS 2.0 Christian Frei and his co-director Maxim Arbugaev portray both the hunters who dig the mammoths out of the ground and the biologists and geneticists who want to bring them back to life. The result is a both fascinating and alarming documentary about science, ethics and hubris.
Christian Frei, Maxim Arbugaev
Christian Frei (Switzerland, 1959), Maxim Arbugaev (Russia) Frei’s selected filmography: SLEEPLESS IN NEW YORK (2014), SPACE TOURISTS (2009), THE GIANT BUDDHAS (2005), WAR PHOTOGRAPHER (2001). GENESIS 2.0 is Arbugaev’s debut as co-director.