SATURDAY 25.1.2020 – 10:00 CHUKOTKA: AMONG WHALERS (rerun) SIIDA

 

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.