Journey to the Maggot Feeder

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68 minutes / Colour / 2015
Directed by
Liivo Niglas Priit Tender

Anthropologist Liivo Niglas

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.

SCREENING FOLLOWED BY Q&A WITH DIRECTOR LIIVO NIGLAS

Read an interview with the director: https://raifilm.org.uk/chukchi-or-not-chukchi-that-is-the-question/

In the 2017 RAI Film Fest RAI/Basil Wright

Language and subtitles English Estonian Russian

Location(s) depicted Estonia Russia UK

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