The screening of a new documentary “Wild Edens: Russia,” the first in a series that highlights the issue of climate change, took place on the occasion of the 65th Foundation Day of the Trade Representation of the Russian Federation in the Republic of India.
Focusing on the flora and fauna in one-of-a-kind natural habitats of Russia, the film highlights unique and delicate habitat of the Altai Mountains, the Kamchatka Peninsula, and the Arctic. Filmed over 12 months, the documentary was aired across multiple countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East and Europe.
The Wild Edens project was initiated by Rosatom State Atomic Energy Corporation, the world’s leading producer of safe and clean energy.
Andrey Shevlyakov, Director General of Rosatom South Asia, said: “We want to help 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”.
Ellen Windemuth from Off The Fence productions, said “Russia is such a vast and elusive land that we relished the opportunity as filmmakers to capture the unique footage of this incredible region. This documentary helps viewers to discover Russian’s rich natural wealth and catalogue it before this fragile paradise is negatively and possibly irrevocably impacted by climate change”.
The premiere of a new documentary “Wild Edens: Turkey,” the second in the series took place in Ankara, Turkey on November, 22. It will be broadcast by National Geographic in December.
The third film in the series will center on unique flora and fauna of India and Bangladesh. The documentary was filmed in a number of isolated and remote locations, including the Tamil Nadu, the Manas Sanctuary, and the Western Ghats. The premiere of the film “Wild Edens: South Asia” will take place in March in Mumbai (India). The documentary will be broadcast by the National Geographic in spring and summer 2019.
Rosatom State Atomic Energy Corporation is the world leader in the production of safe and clean energy, and it adheres to the principle of social responsibility and the need for preserving natural resources. Rosatom comprises 350 companies and research institutions in the nuclear industry. With over 70 years of experience in the nuclear sector, Rosatom offers integrated services in the nuclear industry, from uranium enrichment to building nuclear power plants internationally, while giving priority to improving product quality, introducing innovative technologies as well as environmental management. Rosatom is actively implementing projects in the field of applied research and innovation. Russian atomic technologies have been used in the construction of 120 research reactors around the world.
About the Wild Edens project
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 and low-carbon energy. The filming and broadcasting on National Geographic Channel of unique documentaries about wilderness areas with animals and plants in danger of extinction due to global climate change will be the culmination of the project. The locations for filming have been chosen to show the extraordinary beauty of landscapes, and at the same time to emphasize that these unique places and their inhabitants, rare species of animals, birds, the unique natural environment, forest, water bodies and plants, are in danger of extinction. Off the Fence, an independent production company, produced Wild Edens documentary series. Executive producers are Ellen Windemouth and Allison Bean. Producer and Director is Andrew Zikking.