United States 2022 – Director: Luke Griswold-Tergis – Original language: English, Russian – Subtitles: English

To fight climate change alone, you must be bold – and maybe eccentric. Sergey Zimov is both. His idea to populate the landscape with yaks and bison is as obvious as it is daring. He should know, as it was him who proved that the permafrost contains twice as much CO2 as the earth’s entire atmosphere. Jan Sebening

We present the German premiere of the film.


Camera: Luke Griswold-Tergis. Sound: Alberto Hernandez & Marley Horner. Editing: Maureen Gosling. Music: Dan Cantrell. Production: Jed Riffe Films. Producer: Jed Riffe. Length: 101 min. International Sales: Java Films.

No youth rating


Luke Griswold-Tergis 

Growing up in rural California and Alaska, Luke Griswold-Tergis has let his protagonists take over far more than was ever intended in PLEISTOCENE PARK. The cultural anthropologist balances observation and activism.


SMOKIN’ FISH, US/CA 2011, 81 min.


With panel discussion on 09 May after the film screening:

Bernd Zehentbauer (Pleistocene & Permafrost Stiftung)
PD Dr. Martin Saxer (Rachel Carson Center)
PD Dr. Gertrud Rößner (Staatliche Naturwissenschaftliche Sammlungen)
Moderation: Prof. Dr. Christof Mauch (Rachel Carson Center)


DOK.special in cooperation with Rachel Carson Center

Films on current occasions and topics characterize the DOK.special series. We present our programme together with Munich institutions from culture, society and media.


#Power of the People: Politics & Society #In the Close-up: Nature & Climate Change #Europe #Asia

DOK.special 2022
  • Monday
    Original with English subtitles, Q&A with guests & experts
  • Wednesday
    Deutsches Theater
    Original with English subtitles