THE TUNDRA BOOK
THE TUNDRA BOOK

THE TUNDRA BOOK

Director Aleksei Vakhrushev

Production year 2011

Length 105min.

Country Russia

screenings

12 Jul 2018 21:00 Boghossian Gardens
13 Jul 2018 20:30 Moscow Cinema, Small Red Hall

SYNOPSIS

It’s noon and -37C on Chukotka peninsula. A blistering wind slices across the tundra. In the magnificent landscape of Russia’s Arctic Circle, just across the Bering Strait from Alaska, 72-year-old patriarch Vukvukai leads his Indigenous Chukchi family in caring for their herd of 14,000 reindeer. Living in isolation except for their wind-up radio and occasional visits from traders, the family depends on their reindeer for food, shelter and clothing... The Tundra Book provides a rare and stunning glimpse into a world still intertwined with the oldest rhythms of life.

CAST & CREW

Aleksei Vakhrushev
Aleksei Vakhrushev

Director

Producer

Aleksei Vakhrushev

Script

Aleksei Vakhrushev

Director of Photography

Vyacheslav Makaryev

Sound

Julia Trofimenko

Edit

Julia Trofimenko

Production company

High Latitudes ltd. Sel`skokhozyaistvennaya Str. 11/3 129226, Moscow, Russia

Aleksei Vakhrushev

Graduated from All Russian State Cinematography Institute (VGIK, Moscow), where he studied Direction, in 1996. Worked as a director and script writer at Film-M Studio, Moscow (1996 - 2000), at Ethno-Online Production Company, as Head of the Center of Audiovisual Anthropology of IEA RAS (PhD Dissertation on the Culture of Marine Mammal Hunting of Chukotka Peninsula Natives (Chukchi and Yupik Peoples), 2000 - 2008. Since 2008 he is the owner, producer, director and scriptwriter of High Latitudes ltd.


Filmography

Birds of Naukan (1996), The Island (2001), Chukotka’s Cossacks (2003), The Walrus Tusk Chronicles (2004), Hunters of Cold Shores (2005), Miracles Factory – Russian Animation (2005-2008, TV Series), Peoples of Russia – The Indigenous of Russian Federation (2006-2007, TV Series,), Welcome to Enurmino! (2008), Robert, Alla, Time…(2009), The Tundra Book. A Tale of Vukvukai, the Little Rock (2011), The See Book (2015), The See Book. Full version (2018)

FILMS 2018