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Russia, 2018, 85 mn 

The Book of the sea

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Книга моря


 Le Livre de la mer

 Kniga morya

Directed by : Aleksey VAKHRUSHEV (Алексей ВАХРУШЕВ)
Writing credits : Aleksey VAKHRUSHEV (Алексей ВАХРУШЕВ)
Cinematography : Ruslan FEDOTOV (Руслан ФЕДОТОВ), Vyacheslav MAKAREV (Вячеслав МАКАРЕВ)
Produced by : Aleksey VAKHRUSHEV (Алексей ВАХРУШЕВ)
Production : Высокие широты / Vyssokie chiroty

Awards :
Diploma Window to Europe Film Festival, Vyborg, Vyborg (Russia), 2019

Plot synopsis
In the frigid waters off of Russia’s Bering Strait, Inuit and Chukchi hunters still seek out the giant sea mammals that sustained their people since time immemorial. Life meets myth as a new generation of hunters sets out to sea to hunt the whales, walruses, and seals that have tied them to these remote shores since the beginning of time. The contemporary story of elders Alexander and Alexei blends seamlessly with that of “the woman who gave birth to a whale” and other ancient myths, told here in vivid animation, in this ongoing struggle for survival and preservation of a traditional lifestyle in one of the most remote places on earth. A spectacular and visually impressive cinematic story about the vitality of the ancient Arctic culture.

Selected in the following festivals :
- Hot Docs. Canadian International Documentary Festival, Toronto (Canada), 2019
- Window to Europe Film Festival, Vyborg, Vyborg (Russia), 2019
- Baikal Festival : People and Environment, Irkutsk (Russia), 2019
- International Art Documentary Film Festival "Artdocfest", Moscow (Russia), 2018
- Russian Film Week in London, London (United Kingdom), 2018

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