Genesis 2.0 (2019)



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Oscar-nominated Swiss filmmaker Christian Frei's (WAR PHOTOGRAPHER) new documentary observes the harsh and dangerous life of woolly mammoth hunters, native Yakuts on the remote New Siberian Islands in the far north of Siberia. Preserved for millenniums by permafrost, the thawing landscape reveals fossil ivory in a gold rush like atmosphere. When a completely preserved mammoth carcass with fur, liquid blood and muscle tissue is discovered, a new, high-stakes scientific and potentially lucrative quest to resurrect the species à la "Jurassic Park" mounts. Worldwide, biologists from the Chinese National GeneBank to Harvard's Medical School are working on reinventing life to make virus-resistant human cells, reanimate extinct species, and build an entire human genome from scratch. GENESIS 2.0 approaches this burgeoning revolution in science with both curiosity and skepticism.


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All Critics (5) | Top Critics (2)

Though it is a slow burn, the doc is rewarding for the incredible, historic events captured within.

Feb 6, 2018 | Full Review…

The woolly mammoth tusk is just the tip of the iceberg in this haunting excavation.

Jan 22, 2018 | Full Review…

...refuses to reduce its complexities down to a snappy conclusion, preferring instead to present its observations and let us do the work for ourselves.

Jun 3, 2018 | Full Review…

The footage is beautifully shot ... The New Siberian Islands, with their stark landscapes and almost unearthly rock formations, are a character unto themselves.

Jan 25, 2018 | Full Review…

A fascinating, sometimes frightening film which, like its subjects, is perhaps a little too ambitious for its own good.

Jan 22, 2018 | Full Review…

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