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Documentary 55' 2012 



A story of two brothers, Kolya and Sasha, who live in a small whale hunter community by the Bering Strait in Chukotka, Russia. While the boys' father reminisces the good old days, the two brothers try to find their own paths in a world where the traditional way of life is being challenged. There are only dreams of something better. 


Jouni Hiltunen / Katharsis Films 

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Best middle length documentary, Barents Ecology Film Festival, Petrozavodsk, Russia, 2013


Special prize by the jury, SiciliAmbiente Documentary Film Festival, Italy, 2013 


Special prize by the jury, International Film Festival Pecheurs du Monde, Lorient, France, 2013 


Selected Screenings


Documentary special screenings, Camerimage International Film Festival of Cinematography, Wroclaw, Poland, 2012


National Competition, Tampere Film Festival, Tampere, Finland, 2012

Main competition, Art Doc Fest, Moscow, Russia, 2012


Documentary special screenings, Maori Indigenous Film Festival,

New Zealand, 2013

YLE Finnish Broadcasting Company; TV-premiere 3.3.2014, reruns 8.3.2014, 20.2.2017, 22.2.2017 

NRK Norwegian Broadcasting Company; Premiere 3.12.2014, rerun 4.12.2104 

Photo by Timo Peltonen 



Script & Direction - Kira Jääskeläinen

Cinematography - Timo Peltonen

Editing - Katja Pällijeff

Sound design - Janne Jankeri & Mika Niinimaa

Original Music - Uno Helmersson

Production - Katharsis Films / Jouni Hiltunen



Finnish Film Foundation / Miia Haavisto, Elina Kivihalme

AVEK / Pia Andell, Timo Korhonen, Ulla Simonen

YLE Finnish Broadcasting company / Iikka Vehkalahti, Erkki Astala

NRK Norwegian Broadcasting company / Tore Tomter

Developped during Dragon Forum (2007) and Eurodoc (2008) workshops. 

Selected reviews 

Helsingin Sanomat


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