The Book of the Sea

Showings

Roxie Theatre Thu, Jun 6 7:01 PM
Film Info
Director:Aleksei Vakhrushev
Film Category:Environment
Running Time:85 min.
Country:Russia
Premiere:US Premiere

Description

The breathtaking story of traditional hunters from the indigenous community of the Bering Strait in the Far East of Russia who are hunting to provide for their families and their village. In the midst of the white expanse of ice they stalk seals, circle the whales in the sea in their boats until the right moment for the harpoon has come. For the inhabitants of this icy region hunting is part of a special coexistence with nature. Their story of everyday survival is enriched with vividly animated local myths that at times prevail reality. These elements combine to produce a hybrid animated documentary that provides a haunting testimony of life in the Arctic. -CM