Yerv of the Tundra

Zoia Vylka Ravna
34 minutes


The story about a group of Nenet reindeer herders who, at the end of the Soviet era, decide to opt out from their kolkhoz and try to re-establish a traditional way of living in the tundra.

In the Soviet period the economical, political and social conditions of the Russian Arctic changed drastically. The Nenets were forced to give up their traditional reindeer herding, fishing and sea mammal hunting and to unite in collective farms, the so-called kolkhozy or sovkhozy. Now, the situation is different again. How will the group manage?

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