The screening of the film “Wild Edens: Russia” was held on November 29 in Tokyo (Japan). Guests had a unique opportunity to immerse themselves in the atmosphere of pristine nature of Russia: Altai Mountains, the Kamchatka Peninsula and the Arctic.
“Wild Edens: Russia” is the first film from the Wild Edens series, a project initiated by the State Atomic Energy Corporation “Rosatom”. The aim of the project is to attract the attention of the world community to the problem of climate change and the need for a global transition to clean and carbon-free energy.
Russian Ambassador to Japan Mikhail Galuzin highlighted Rosatom responsible approach to environment protection: “The desire to draw public attention to the problem of global warming, to contribute to the prevention of the devastating effects of climate change deserves respect. It is necessary to use any opportunities, including the “wide screen” format, to remind people of the importance of preserving nature in its original form.”.
The film screening was attended by the president of Japan Atomic Industrial Forum Mr. Akio Takahashi and senior adviser Mr. Takuya Hattori as well as by representatives of the business community of Japan, and scientific and cultural circles of the country, employees of the Embassy of the Russian Federation in Japan, as well as Trade Representation and Rossotrudnichestvo in Japan.
Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Japan was chosen as the venue. a traditional meeting point for journalists, representatives of art and political intelligentsia of Japan and other countries. At one time, Japanese Prime Minister Kakuei Tanaka, representatives of the imperial dynasty Prince Akihito and Princess Michiko, winner prestigious prizes in literature Yukio Mishima and many others became visitors to the club during its long-lasting history.
About Wild Edens project:
Wild Edens – is a project initiated by Rosatom that 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. The shooting locations were chosen in a way to demonstrate the exceptional beauty of natural landscapes and draw an attention to the threat of extinction of these unique places and their inhabitants: rare species of animals, birds, forests, ponds and plants.