Wild Edens: South Asia documentary is dedicated to the fight against global warming
Actor Freida Pinto is the Wild Edens: South Asia project’s ambassador. The feature documentary is by Rosatom and will be broadcast by National Geographic this spring
Published - 24-March-2019
The new documentary ‘Wild Edens: South Asia’ is the third in a series that high-lights the issue of climate change. Focusing on the flora and fauna in the one-of-a-kind natural habitats of India and Bangladesh the documentary was filmed in a number of remote locations, including the Western Ghats, varied landscape of Tamil Nadu and the Sundarban Delta.
Rosatom State Atomic Energy Corporation, the producer of safe and clean energy, is deeply concerned with the threats associated with global climate change. “Along with our international partners, we take responsibility for resolving global environmental challenges and call upon the world community to wake up and do the right thing. As Mahatma Gandhi once famously said: ‘be the change that you wish to see in the world’,” said Vadim Titov, Rosatom representative.
Actor Freida Pinto, the project’s ambassador, added, “Through this well-made documentary, the world and my fellow Indians will be able to connect with my country’s exotic mix of wild nature, rare animal life, unique wildlife sanctuaries and magnificent landscapes that are mesmerising but also under the threat of the dangers of climate change. The many wonderful creatures introduced in this film will win you over by their beauty, their resilience, their survival instincts and also their vulnerability.”
Wild Edens: South Asia is produced by Off the Fence Productions, based in Bristol, England, the global HQ of natural history filming. The Series Producer is Andrew Zikking, and Director is Tom Barton-Humphreys. Executive Producers are Ellen Windemouth and Allison Bean.
Premiering in UHD, filming for ‘Wild Edens: South Asia’ took many months, taking the crew and their kit to the region's most varied landscapes, including dense forest, fertile plains, towering mountains, and the planet's largest mangrove forest. The film captures the exotic mixing-pot of iconic wildlife and habitats at risk from climate change, and leads you to think what might be done to mitigate potential destruction.
The Wild Edens 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 emphasise 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.