The School and the Village

© Lappalainen
50 minutes / Colour / 1992
Directed by
Heimo Lappalainen

Country of production Finland

Series Taiga Nomads

Taiga Nomads is a film series about the Evenki (previously the Tungus), a nomadic people scattered all over eastern Siberia, and living under harsh conditions in the taiga ± an area predominated by coniferous/larch forests and swamp lands. This series gives a picture of everyday life, during the four seasons the film crew lived with the main characters, consisting of three generations of members of the Archemku family. The third part in the series looks at the children during their time away from home. Beginning from their second year, the reindeer herder children live away from their families from September to May each year. Asks what happens with their cultural identity in the assimilation process as they learn the Russian language and live in Russian villages.

Language and subtitles Russian with English Subtitles

Region Central Asia and Far East

Country Russian Federation

Keywords Nomads and Nomadism Everyday Life