Aleksey VAKHRUSHEV
Алексей ВАХРУШЕВ
Alekseï VAKHROUCHEV
Russia, 2011, 105mn 
Colour, documentary
Kniga tundry. Povest o Vukvukae - malenkom kamne
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Книга тундры. Повесть о Bуквукае - маленьком камне

 

 The Book of Tundra. The Story of Vukvufal, the Small Stone

 Le Livre de la toundra. L'histoire de Voukvoukaï, la petite pierre

 
Directed by : Aleksey VAKHRUSHEV (Алексей ВАХРУШЕВ)
Writing credits : Aleksey VAKHRUSHEV (Алексей ВАХРУШЕВ)
Cinematography : Vyacheslav MAKARYEV (Вячеслав МАКАРЬЕВ)
Produced by : Pyotr KORYAKIN (Пётр КОРЯКИН), Olga SAVELYEVA (Ольга САВЕЛЬЕВА), Aleksey VAKHRUSHEV (Алексей ВАХРУШЕВ)
Companies : Vysokie shiroty (High Latitudes)
highlatitudes.ltd@gmail.com
 
Site : IMDb

Awards :
Special Jury prize Yerevan International Film Festival "Golden Apricot", Yerevan (Armenia), 2012
Best Fulllengh Film Open Festival of the Documentaries “Russia”, Yekaterinburg (Russia), 2011
Special Prize Open Festival of the Documentaries “Russia”, Yekaterinburg (Russia), 2011
Press award Open Festival of the Documentaries “Russia”, Yekaterinburg (Russia), 2011
Best documentary National Documentary Awards : Laurel, Moscow (Russia), 2011
Best documentary Annual award of the Guild of Historians of Cinema and Film Critics, Moscow (Russia), 2011
Best documentary "NIKA" Prizes, Moscow (Russia), 2011

DVD with subtitles
Editor : Borealia Films. 2020. Titre : Le Livre de la Toundra

Plot synopsis
The reindeer herdsman Vukvukai has been living deep in Chukot-ka for 72 years. He is a powerful and sage old man, a real man of the Tundra, whose life is inseparable from the deer. His group takes care of an enormous herd of more than 14 thousand deer. Their life is an incessant struggle for survival and well-being in the severe weather of Chuan-Chukotka. Because of their deep faith in the power of traditions they are successful in their struggle. The people are protected by the ancient culture of Chukchi deer-herdsmen who live by it and preserve it. While things stay that way the world goes on as before. That is the truth of Vukvukai.
 

Selected in the following festivals :
- Ciné-Jardins, Paris (France), 2020
- Yerevan International Film Festival "Golden Apricot", Yerevan (Armenia), 2018
- Festival international Jean Rouch, Paris (France), 2018
- Annual Independent Russian-American Documentary Film Festival in New York​ (Tribeca), New York (USA), 2013
- Yerevan International Film Festival "Golden Apricot", Yerevan (Armenia), 2012
- International Art Documentary Film Festival "Artdocfest", Moscow (Russia), 2012
- International Documentary Film Festival "Flahertiana", Perm (Russia), 2012
- Window to Europe Film Festival, Vyborg, Vyborg (Russia), 2012
- International Film Festival : Pacific Meridians, Vladivostok (Russia), 2012
- Festival Russian kino 'Moscow Premier Screenings', Moscow (Russia), 2012
- Moscow International Film Festival (MIFF), Moscow (Russia), 2012
- Golden Eagle awards, Moscow (Russia), 2012
- Nyon International Documentary Film Festival "Visions du réel", Nyon (Switzerland), 2012
- "NIKA" Prizes, Moscow (Russia), 2011
- Annual award of the Guild of Historians of Cinema and Film Critics, Moscow (Russia), 2011
- National Documentary Awards : Laurel, Moscow (Russia), 2011
- International Art Documentary Film Festival "Artdocfest", Moscow (Russia), 2011
- Open Festival of the Documentaries “Russia”, Yekaterinburg (Russia), 2011

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