KAMCHATKA part 1 - WINTER WITH THE EVENS
Director(s): Mike MAGIDSON – Writer(s): Mike MAGIDSON, Nastassja MARTIN Contact Print page
Part 1: Winter
Filmmaker Mike Magidson, a native Californian living in Paris, and French anthropologist Nastassja Martin have just landed in Petropavlovsk, the capital of Kamchatka. Over recent years, Nastassja has developed close ties with an Even family, former reindeer herders, and today, she is back to introduce her baby daughter to them. From the capital, they set off on a 700km trip through majestic inhospitable landscapes at -30°, crossing a mining and military zone and completing the last stretch on snowmobiles.
Finally, they arrive in Tvaian, a hunting camp cut off from all means of communication. Daria and her family live there in tune with their traditions and in a spiritual relationship with their environment.
"Mike Magidson, filmmaker from California, and Nastassja Martin,a young anthropologist fascinted by the Great North, share with us precious moments of life in Tvaiann, a former Sovkhoz now a hunting camp, where Daria lives with her family, 200 km from the nearest road. Although threatened by ecological upheavals, their existence blends with the rhythm of the forest, the endless white land studded with barren birch trees... ".
(Weronika Rarachowicz, Télérama - 06/11/19)