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Uploaded by: Steps Southern Africa
25 septembre 2008
The dialogue between people, nature and gods is based upon a sacred knowledge and mythology. In the modern world only a few cultures based on myth survive. This film takes us into the word of Old Peter, the last surviving Shaman of the Kazym River. We see Old Peter surviving on the Siberian taiga and follow him going to cast his vote. The region of the Khanty people is the basic source of oil recovery in Russia. About 70 percent of all Russian oil is extracted here. The oil companies actively buy huge territories in the North of Siberia. Indigenous people are compelled to leave these places, their own patrimonial territories, and so a modern civilization gradually absorbs an ancient culture. Old Peter votes in every election but this has not helped to stop the destruction of his culture through massive oil extraction.
Filmmaker: Ivan Golovnev
Producer's Name: Andrei Golovnev
Year of Production: 2007