Waiting for the Reindeer Yoke
Čekání na sobí spřežení, Czech Republic, 2010, 52 min, DV, Anthropology, Docu Series, Nature
The final piece of four-part Polarion series introduces us to the Izhem people. Time flows as slowly as the Izhma River in this remote part of northern Russia. Consequently, a visit by Canadian students or Czech filmmakers is a welcome distraction. Folklore here is coalescing with the influence of Russian culture, and there is a risk that slowly disappearing traditions might die with the passing of the older generation. That's why the young ethnographer Galina is collecting old songs, customs and stories to preserve the "spiritual backbone of her nation."
Director of photography:
Czech, English, Polish
592 44 Věcov, Czech Republic
One World 2010, Czech Republic
State Fund for the Support and Development of Czech Cinematography