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With the climate crisis quickly reaching its boiling point, a father and son duo are taking matters into their own hands. Russian geophysicist Sergey Zimov and his son Nikita are gathering any large, woolly beasts they can find and transporting them to the most remote corner of Siberia: a place called Pleistocene Park. Part mad scientist, part genius, Zimov has a theory that frozen Arctic soils contain twice as much carbon as the Earth's atmosphere—and now the permafrost is starting to melt, causing a runaway feedback loop of warming and melting that would make climate change unstoppable. His solution? Relocate a few thousand bison, reindeer and horses to Siberia to replicate the mammoth steppe ecosystem and save the planet from extinction. Over several years, filmmaker Luke Griswold-Tergis has crafted an urgent yet charming tale about a father and son who have dedicated the rest of their lives to each other and the rest of humanity. Ravi Srinivasan

Credits

  • Director(s)

    • Luke Griswold-Tergis
  • Producer(s)

    • Jed Riffe
    • Luke Griswold-Tergis
    • Maureen Gosling
  • Co-Executive Producer(s)

    • Gerald Herman
  • Writer(s)

    • Sharron Wood
  • Editor(s)

    • Maureen Gosling
  • Cinematography

    • Luke Griswold-Tergis
  • Composer

    • Dan Cantrell
  • Sound

    • Luke Griswold-Tergis
  • Animation

    • Manolo Turri

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