German Film Festival | 24.10.-10.11.2019
Genesis 2.0Year 2018
Runtime 114 min
Language English, Russian, Korean, Jakut
Director Christian Frei, Maxim Arbugaev
Producer Christian Frei, Frei Filmproduction
Screenwriter Christian Frei
Director Of Photography Maxim Arbugaev, Peter Indergand
This award-winning documentary film, directed by Christian Frei (War Photographer) and Maxim Arbugaev, observes the harsh and dangerous life of so-called mammoth hunters on the remote New Siberian Islands in the far north of Siberia. The thawing permafrost unveils more than just precious ivory – sometimes the hunters find an almost completely preserved mammoth carcass with fur, liquid blood and muscle tissue on which arctic foxes gnaw. Such finds are magnets for high-tech Russian and South Korean clone researchers in search of mammoth cells with the greatest possible degree of intact DNA. Their mission could be part of a science-fiction plot: they want to bring the extinct woolly mammoth back to life (à la Jurassic Park) and resurrect it as a species.
And that’s just the beginning. Worldwide, biologists are working on re-inventing life. The resurrection of the mammoth is a manifestation of this next great technological revolution.
We will be showing this documentary in partnership with the Embassy of Switzerland in Singapore.
'Genesis 2.0' will be screened on Sat 02 Nov, 2:00 PM at Golden Village Plaza Singapura.