On the remote New Siberian Islands in the Arctic Ocean, hunters are searching for the tusks of extinct mammoths. There is gold rush fever in the air. The price for white gold has never been so high. But as permafrost succumbs to climate-change thaw, it not only releases precious ivory — the tusk hunters also find a surprisingly well-preserved mammoth carcass.
Such finds are magnets for hi-tech genetic scientists. They want to bring the extinct woolly mammoth back to life, à la Jurassic Park. Resurrecting the mammoth is a first manifestation of the next great technological revolution. Man becomes Creator. Genesis two point zero.
The secrets and mysteries hidden within nature reveal fundamental differences in views of creation and the role of humankind in it. Past and future, superstition and logic, a hunter and his scientist brother.
— Sundance Film Festival, USA