Entry 22-1105 | USA | 2022 | 100’ | Language: English Russian | Subtitles: English Estonian

Pleistocene Park

Pleistotseeni park

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. Sergey would know: fifteen years ago he published in the journal Science showing that frozen arctic soils contain twice as much carbon as the earth’s atmosphere. These soils are now starting to melt. Can two Russian scientists stave off a worst case scenario of global environmental catastrophe and reshape humanity’s relationship with the natural world?


Luke Griswold-Tergis
Luke Griswold-Tergis
Maureen Gosling
Dan Cantrell
Jed Riffe, Luke Griswold-Tergis
Production Company
Mammoth Step Production in association with Jed Riffe Films
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