Documentary premieres and lectures from the TV channels “Science”, “Living Planet” and “My Planet” will take place on the main stage in front of a glass dome in the Zaryadye Park, Moscow, from September 14 to 21. The shows will be held as part of the IV Festival of the Russian Geographical Society.
During the week, all guests of the festival will be able to get acquainted with the diverse nature of Russia, learn about climate change, ask zoologists questions and learn how to create travel content. The program of the event included premiere screenings of projects that will only be available to television viewers this fall. Films will be presented by their authors, and visitors will have a unique chance to ask their questions after watching.
September 14 at 18:30 premiere of the film "Non-Ice Age" of the TV channel "Science"
Global warming is inexorably coming. The climate is changing rapidly, and this is observed at more than 35,000 weather stations around the world. In Russia alone, the average annual temperature increased by 2–2.5 ° С. The greenhouse effect is intensifying, and the main indicators of this process are mountain glaciers. Most of them are melting stronger year after year, and this can lead to irreversible consequences. Who studies glaciers today? What can they tell about the climate on Earth in the present, past and future? Why do scientists go higher and higher into the mountains? How do glaciers help people and can people help glaciers?
Alexey Rezepkin - executive Producer, “Science” TV channel
Ivan Semenov - science editor "Science" TV channel
September 15 at 16:45 the premiere screening of the film "Bear School" of the TV channel "Living Planet"
The new project is dedicated to the life of the Bear Orphanage of the Pazhetnov family in the Tver Region, Russia. In February-March, newborn cubs were brought to this private bear shelter who, due to the fault of poachers or an accident, was left without motherly presence. The workers of the "orphanage" raise animals according to a special technique so that they do not get used to them and it was easy for them to adapt when they return to the wildlife. All events in the life of the cubs - from getting into the shelter to their release - will be shown in detail and explained in the project. Also, the viewers will find out how the den is built, whether the bear actually sleeps in winter and what dangers threaten the main symbol of Russian nature.
Maria Morgun - editor-in-Chief of the “Living Planet” TV Channel
Vadim Trubinov - author of the project
Vasily Pazhetnov - zoologist of the Rehabilitation center for orphans bear cubs
September 19 at 20:00 presentation of the new project "The Prisoner of the Caucasus with Andrey Ponkratov" of the TV channel "My Planet"
The host, Andrei Ponkratov, is sent to the “voluntary Caucasian captivity” to compile a detailed video guide. This time Andrey travels around Kabardino-Balkaria. His goal is climbing Mount Elbrus. But the path to the legendary peak is not short and difficult. Where will the road lead? What kind of people will he bring with? And the main question: can he conquer the highest peak not only in the Caucasus but throughout Europe?
Andrey Ponkratov - host of the project
Yana Lepassar - co-author of the project
Nikolay Tabashnikov - editor-in-chief of “My Planet” TV channel
Alexandra Borovikova - program director
Roman Lobashov - creative producer of “My Planet” channel
September 21 at 18:00 public talk with Diana Dzhalalova, host of the project “One day in the city” on the TV channel “My Planet”
The host will reveal the secrets of travel journalism, tell how fascinating projects are created on the TV channel, how online media blurs the lines between the author and the audience, and where to start if you decide to start producing travel content.
RGS-2019 festival program includes lectures by famous scientists and travelers, creative meetings with photographers and cinematographers, master classes in dancing, playing musical instruments and decorative arts, performances by national teams from all over Russia, film screenings of documentaries, intellectual games, and quizzes with prizes.
Street installations will appear on the territory of the Zaryadye park during the festival. The dwellings of the peoples of Russia will be located here: chum, yurt, yaranga, Kuban peasant house, modern house - geocupol, as well as traditional and new means of transportation. Lovers of deep-sea exploration will be glad to see the stylized underwater vehicle "Batiskaf", which will "plunge" the guests of the holiday to the bottom of Lake Baikal. Guests will see the reconstruction of the whaleboat of White of the 19th century. And, through the "travel door", park visitors will make a virtual tour in the protected corners of our country.