Pleistocene Park

Wednesday, February 15 until Sunday, February 19, 2023

With the climate crisis quickly reaching its boiling point, a father and son duo are taking matters into their own hands.

Fifteen years ago, Russian geophysicist Sergey Zimov published an article 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.

Haines, Alaska filmmaker Luke Griswold-Tergis embarks on a gonzo, inexplicable, deeply embedded reportage on the Siberian climate-scientist Zimov and his son who are convinced they can reverse, or at least help prevent global warming by returning to the climate of pre-ice age times where massive grazing ungulates roamed the vast expanses of what is now the Boreal Forest by gathering any large, woolly beasts they can find and transporting them to the most remote corner of Siberia: a place called Pleistocene Park.

In English and Russian with English subtitles.

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