FRIDAY 24.1.2020 – 15:00 CHUKOTKA: AMONG WHALERS SAJOS
Uu? uu~tah / Whale Hunter
Canada, 2019, 11 min.
Director/Screenwriter: Chad Charlie (Ahousaht First Nation)
Producers: Chad Charlie (Ahousaht First Nation), Ben-Alex Dupris (Colville Confederated Tribes)
Languages: Ehattesah; subt. English
In the days before meeting the white man, a young chief is assigned to be the whaler of his village. The title entails many obligations. To fulfil the task, he is led by his grandmother in the long, hard journey of purification and growth.
The Book of the Sea
Russia, 2018, 85 min.
Director/Screenwriter/Producer: Aleksei Vakhrushev (Yupik)
Languages: Chukchi, Russian; subt. English
The whalers of Chukotka get their traditional catch from the eastern reaches of Russia. Life is a continuous battle for survival and the maintenance of their culture. The grand documentary is accompanied by a vivid animation of a woman who gave birth to a whale.