BIFF 2019: 25. september - 3. oktober
International documentary
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Genesis 2.0

Sveits / 2018/ 1 t. 52 min.
LANGUAGE:
engelsk/koreansk/russisk/mandarin
UNDERTEKSTER:
engelsk
CAST:
Peter Grigoriev, Semyon Grigoriev, George Church, Spira Sleptsov, Woo Suk Hwang
DIRECTOR:
Christian Frei, Maxim Arbugaev
WRITER:
Christian Frei
CINEMATOGRAPHER:
Peter Indergand, Maxim Arbugaev
PRODUCER:
Christian Frei
Life finds a way

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.

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