WILD EDENS PROJECT

The Wild Edens project involves filming and broadcasting a series of feature-length documentaries about remote and protected nature hideaways, 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.

Wild Edens: Russia is now available online to audiences across the world!

The documentary captures the rugged and extreme beauty of the country’s most remote and isolated regions, revealing the magical ecosystems that are being threatened by climate change.
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Over several months, the Wild Edens film crew carried their kit to the most remote corners of a territory stretching 10,000 kilometers from East to West and forming the biggest country on our planet. The documentary features some of the least explored parts of Russia – Altai, Amur, Kamchatka, Yamal, and the Arctic. In each region, the crew uncovered how species have adapted to Russia’s challenging terrain: from polar bears, hunting on melting ice caps, and musk oxen coping with punishing Arctic conditions, to the toad-headed agama lizards doing their best to survive in the scorched desert near the Caspian Sea.
These precious habitats and the animals that call them home are under direct threat from climate change as a result of global warming occurring around the world. The film captures the incredible diversity of this immense wilderness, demonstrate the shooting process of the film, and lead you to think what might be done to mitigate such potential destruction.

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WILD EDENS: TURKEY, A NEW FEATURE DOCUMENTARY DEDICATED TO THE FIGHT AGAINST GLOBAL WARMING, PREMIERES IN ANKARA

The Programme is brought to you by Rosatom and will be broadcast by National Geographic this winter

The premiere of a new documentary “Wild Edens: Turkey,” the second in a series that highlights the issue of climate change, took place in Ankara, Turkey. Focusing on the flora and fauna in the one-of-a-kind natural habitats of Turkey, the programme highlights the unique and delicate habitat of the Kars Wetland, the Caucasus, and the Mediterranean Sea. Brought to you by Rosatom, it will be broadcast by National Geographic starting this December.

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Rosatom State Atomic Energy Corporation, the world’s leading producer of safe and clean energy, is deeply concerned with the threats associated with global climate change.

“Firstly, we want to draw attention of the international community to the nature’s rich beauty. Secondly, we want to remind that this environment may fall victim to the destructive consequences of human activities. Our film demonstrates fragility of the ecosystem, as well as the importance of participation of each of us in saving our planet,” Kirill Komarov, Rosatom State Atomic Energy Corporation First Deputy Director General, said at the event.

In her video message Freida Pinto, the project’s ambassador, says: “I believe that the project is very important for a multitude of reasons. It is important because it shows all of us the beauty of a natural world that has been hidden from the human eyes for so many years. It is also important because Wild Edens takes the chance to highlight the risks that we all face if climate change is not something we pay attention to.”

Andrew Zikking Series Producer of the documentary of Off The Fence, said: “Although this film is part of the Wild Edens campaign highlighting the issue of climate change. Our film did not set out just to film habitat destruction, or environmental damage. We wanted to capture and celebrate Turkey’s staggering array of wildlife, but also set out the very real context of what could be lost. We wanted to tell the story of these fragile ecosystems through some Turkey’s most endangered species. At intimate, important moments in their life cycle. Be that mating, hunting or just surviving”.

Filmed over 3 months, the documentary, an Off The Fence production, will air across multiple markets in Turkey, Africa and Europe.

About Rosatom State Atomic Energy Corporation

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 carbon-free 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.

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Wild Edens: Russia, a new feature documentary dedicated to the fight against global warming, premieres in Sochi

The Programme is brought to you by Rosatom and will be broadcast by National Geographic this summer

The premiere of a new documentary Wild Edens: Russia the first in a new series that highlights the issue of climate change, took place in Sochi, Russia. Focusing on the flora and fauna in the one-of-a-kind natural habitats of Russia, the programme highlights the unique and delicate habitat of the Altai Mountains, the Kamchatka Peninsula, and the Arctic. Brought to  you by Rosatom, it will be broadcast by National Geographic starting this summer.

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Acclaimed Australian environmentalist Ben Heard, Founder and Executive Director of the non-governmental organization Bright New World, kicked off the event and talked about the perils of global warming. However, he emphasized that there is both hope and room for positive change: “Thanks to rising concentrations of greenhouse gases, nothing remains untouched by our civilization. Our rapidly changing climate is no longer any kind of hypothetical. But we can decide to make a planet that is better and brighter than we have ever let ourselves dream.”

Rosatom State Atomic Energy Corporation, the world’s leading producer of safe and clean energy, is deeply concerned with the threats associated with global climate change.  Alexey Likhachev, Rosatom State Atomic Energy Corporation Director General, said:  “This is why we are supporting the creation of the Wild Edens project. We want to draw the public’s attention to the global warming crisis and showcase the detrimental impact that mounting CO2 emissions generated by carbon energy sources are having on our planet.”

Ellen Windemuth, Executive Producer of Off The Fence, said: “Russia is such a vast and elusive land that we relished the opportunity as film makers 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.

Filmed over 12 months, the 1 x 60 documentary, an Off The Fence production, will air across multiple markets in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East and Europe. Acquired by Jules Oldroyd, Ellen Windemuth and Allison Bean are Exec Producers for Off The Fence productions. Andrew Zikking is both producer and director of the documentary.

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About Rosatom State Atomic Energy Corporation

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, and annually invests 4.5% of its income into research projects. Russian atomic technologies have been used in the construction of 120 research reactors around the world.

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