KAMCHATKA, TVAIAN - A YEAR IN THE LAND OF THE EVENS
Director(s): Mike MAGIDSON – Writer(s): Mike MAGIDSON, Nastassja MARTIN Contact
Like most indigenous people living in Russia during Soviet rule, the Even were moved off their land and into small villages and Kolkhozes, state-run farms. After the fall of the USSR in 1991, Daria, the head of the family, decided to return to the forest to regain her autonomy on her ancestral lands and their way of life close to nature.
Mike Magidson, a filmmaker from California, and Nastassja Martin, a French anthropologist, travelled to Kamchatka with the intention to make a film about "other lives than ours." For many weeks, during winter and the following summer, they shared the life of Daria and her two sons in a hunting camp far from any carriageways and cut off from all means of communication: Tvaian.
An intimate journey navigating the weight of history, the challenge of climate change and the predatory nature of modern life...
KAMCHATKA part 1 - WINTER WITH THE EVENS
KAMCHATKA part 2 - SUMMER WITH THE EVENS