Switzerland, 2018, 113 min
On the remote New Siberian Islands in the Arctic Ocean, hunters search for tusks of extinct mammoths. One day, they discover a surprisingly well-preserved mammoth carcass. Resurrecting the woolly mammoth is a first manifestation of the next great technological revolution – genetics. It may well turn our world upside down.
- Director Bio
- Festivals And Awards
Swiss director and producer Christian Frei is considered one of today’s most innovative and compelling documentary filmmakers. He was nominated for an Academy Award with War Photographer (2001) and won the World Cinema Directing Award at Sundance with Space Tourists (2009). For his latest endeavor he reached out to Siberian filmmaker Maxim Arbugaev.
Born in 1991 in Tiksi, on the shoreline of the Arctic Ocean, Russian director and cinematographer Maxim Arbugaev grew up to be a professional ice hockey player. Discovering his passion for filmmaking in the solitude of the New Siberian Islands, he currently studies documentary filmmaking at The Gerasimov Institute of Cinematography in Moscow. His directorial debut The Hunters (2014) earned several awards.
World Cinema Documentary Award for Cinematography - Sundance 2018. Audience Award – Moscow FF 2018. DOC.fest Munich 2018.Visions du Réel, Nyon 2018. DocAviv FF 2018. Sydney FF 2018.
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