Film: “Genesis 2.0”

Saturday, March 23, 2019, 2 PM

On the rugged, remote New Siberian Islands, “mammoth hunters” search the melting permafrost for the remains of these extinct beasts. Their finds, ranging from tusks to a perfectly preserved specimen with blood still in her veins, have attracted the interest of scientists who believe they can resurrect the species through the emerging discipline of synthetic biology. This globe-spanning documentary chronicles the hunters’ dangerous work and examines the ethical implications of the scientists’ mission as it is carried out in cutting-edge laboratories from Boston to Seoul. “[A] double-stranded helix of a real-life thriller, chilling and unforgettable” (Sheri Linden, Hollywood Reporter). (Dirs.: Christian Frei and Maxim Arbugaev, Switzerland/China/Russia/Korea/United States, 2018, 112 min., DCP, English and Russian with English subtitles)

  • Venue: Freer Gallery of Art
  • Event Location: Freer, Meyer Auditorium
  • Cost: Free