HUNTERS SINCE THE BEGINNING OF TIME
Chukotka, Siberia, 2008
Russian/Chukchi with English Subtitles.
Along the coast of the Bering Sea a community of whale hunters are struggling to survive keeping alive a millenary tradition. Surviving one of the most extreme environments of the planet.
I wanted to capture the millenary tradition of Chukchi whale hunters, their ability to survive using archaic
hunting techniques forced by international Commissions.
I wanted also to capture the hunting in all its splendor all its ritual with its inner times and cycles. I was interested in their survival and their feeding cycles I wanted to make a film on the food chain of a whale hunter, from the wintertime to the summer, from the fish to the seal to the whale. I wanted the film to be a sort of action film, without much dialogues a pure cinematic and visual experience. A film that captures the survival and determination of the worlds last whale hunters.
Director, Photography and Camera
Music and Sound
-Festival Internacional de Cine
Contemporaneo. Mexico FICCO 2006
Winner Best Documentary
-Festival Internationale du Documentaire, FID Marseille 2008