KAMCHATKA part 1 - WINTER WITH THE EVENS
Director(s): Mike MAGIDSON – Writer(s): Mike MAGIDSON, Nastassja MARTIN Contact Print page
After the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991, Daria made an extraordinary choice. She and her family abandoned their village and headed back into the woods.
Young French anthropologist Nastassja Martin, had first met Daria during her research in the depth of the Kamchatka forest some five years ago. Ever since, she’s been living on and off with Daria and her family…and discovered “another world”. But more importantly she found a second family.
After a two year absence, Nastassja decided to return to Kamchatka, accompanied by Californian filmmaker Mike Magidson, to spend another winter with Daria and introduce her baby daughter to her.
"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)