Baikal: Code Red?

Year: 2020
Country: Russia
Director: Alexander Gornovsky
Genre: documentary
Runtime: 90 min.
Age: 0+

Declaration of love for Baikal and an attempt to protect the unique reserve from an ecological disaster

Baikal contains 80% of Russia's surface freshwater resources and 20% of the world's surface fresh water. 800 endemic species live in Baikal. Baikal is more than 20 million years old. 

Our film is a declaration of love for Baikal. We give an honest and objective analysis of the main issues facing what the locals reverentially call "Saint Sea". Scientists, ecologists, managers of the Baikal nature reserves and native people discuss the future of the lake in our film. The film does not only talk about Baikal's problems, but it offers ways of solving them. Baikal's transcendent beauty, indeed its very existence, depends on us, on every person. 

The film Baikal: Code Red? is a kind of a declaration of love for the region of my birth and my desire to save Baikal. I grew up near Baikal, spent my childhood there, and I cannot put up with what is happening with Baikal now. The main idea of the film is to talk scrupulously, honestly and objectively about the current problems of Baikal. And to suggest ways out of the current crisis.

Awards & Festivals:

SUNCINE Barcelona Environmental IFF (Spain) – participation 
Academia Film Olomouc Science Documentary IFF (Czech) – participation 
Man and Nature Baikal IFF (Russia) – participation