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Itelmen Stories

Edition: 2011

Selected by the Festival: WORLD FILM FESTIVAL 2010, Tartu, Estonia


Year of production: 2010

Country of production: Estonia

Production: mp doc OÜ

Set in: Russia (Kamchatka)

Duration: 68'

Film: Color

Directed by: Liivo Niglas

Set in rural Kamchatka in the Russian Far East, where fewer than 20 speakers of Itelmen remain „Itelmen stories” is a poignant tale of the social and personal significance of a language that is near the end of its existence as an orally transmitted means of communication. The action in the film revolves around an ancestrally used practice of hunting sable by net.Two hunters encounter the wild environs and villages of Kamchatka as a history laden homeland and memories, nostalgia and hope echo throughout the film.

Video / Trailer


Date of the projection:
02/05/2011 6:00 pm

Location of the projection:
Cinema Multisala Modena (viale S. Francesco D'Assisi, 6 – Trento)