The third part of the “Wild Edens” international documentary series, initiated by Russia’s Rosatom State Atomic Energy Corporation and broadcasted by National Geographic, will premiere in Mumbai in March 2019. The film is currently being shot in Bangladesh and India, including Tamil Nadu, one of the big states in southern India and home to the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant. Rosatom is the technical consultant and a main equipment supplier for the plant.
“The third film in the ‘Wild Edens’ series that highlights the issue of climate change will center on unique flora and fauna of India and Bangladesh. The documentary was filmed in a number of isolated and remote locations, including Tamil Nadu, the Manas Sanctuary in Assam, and the Western Ghats,” Andrey Shevlyakov, Director General of Rosatom South Asia, said. “We would like to remind people how abundant the natural beauty of the world is, as well as bring attention to the fact that these habitats may soon fall victim to the devastating effects of humanity’s environmental footprint.”
Wild Edens project ambassador, actress and activist Freida Pinto expressed her excitement about the film being shot in her home country.
“We all share a common vision that human kind has to be inspired to focus on the planet before the effects of global warming become absolutely irreversible. I would also like to say how pleased I am that Wild Edens will devote an entire episode to my native country India. With this, millions of people around the world will have the opportunity to see my country as an exotic mix of wild nature, rare animal life, unique wildlife sanctuaries and magnificent landscapes that are mesmerizing and are also under the threat of dangers of climate change,” Freida Pinto said.
The first two documentaries were shot in Russia and Turkey respectively, with the latter premiered on November 22 in Ankara. The “Wild Edens: South Asia” will be broadcasted by the National Geographic in spring and summer 2019.
The screening of the first film in the series, “Wild Edens: Russia” has taken place recently on the occasion of the 65th Foundation Day of the Trade Representation of the Russian Federation in the Republic of India.
The Wild Edens project is brought to the audiences by Rosatom and broadcast by National Geographic. It involves filming and broadcasting a series of feature-length documentaries about pristine locations, where the ecosystems are especially vulnerable to the effects of global warming. The project’s main goal is to attract the attention of the international community to climate change and the need for a global transition to clean energy.