Journey of the Maggot Feeder

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2015 / 68 minutes

Directed by
Liivo Niglas Priit Tender
Country of production
Estonia

This film tries to solve the mystery of a bizarre Arctic fairy tale. Priit Tender, an Estonian animator, makes a film about an old Chukchi legend – The Maggot Feeder. The unconventional narrative is misunderstood by western audiences and Priit takes off on a journey to Chukotka in the north-eastern corner of Siberia, where he unearths deeper layers of the tale and local culture. This anthropological road movie deals with the importance of storytelling and it invites the viewers to undertake a journey into the depths of the Chukchi inner world.

Language and subtitles
Estonian with English Subtitles
Region
Central Asia and Far East
Country
Russia
Keywords
Animation Film / Photography / Mass media Myths / Fairy tales