KAMCHATKA part 2 - SUMMER WITH THE EVENS
Director(s): Mike MAGIDSON – Writer(s): Mike MAGIDSON, Nastassja MARTIN Contact Print page
Part 2: Summer
Anthropologist Nastassja Martin and filmmaker Mike Magidson once again make the long trip to the far end of the Kamchataka peninsular, happy to spend the summer with Daria and her family…and some memorable characters in the heart of the forest. This time, no need for snowmobiles, the last leg of the journey is by boat on the Itcha River.
Summer is a time of explosion of life, a profusion of plants and animals, and it is the time of reunion. Daria's grandchildren leave their school in the city to reconnect, in the company of the adults, with beliefs and a way of life in harmony with the surrounding nature.
Nastassja, accompanied once again by her little daughter, looks forward to spending the summer with this clan of Evens who have become a second family to her...
THE PRESS in France:
"And a river tuns through it"...such could be the title of this magnificent documentary about a clan of reindeer herders of the Even tribe. Daria, the chief, lives with her family by a stream in Kamchatka, in the far east of Russia, in the heart of the forest." (Etienne Séguier - La Vie, 13 Nov. 2020)