Old Man Peter

(Old Man Peter)
Russia, 2009, 26 min
PREMIU PELICAM 2012 Best Short
Directed by
Ivan Golovnev
documentary / people / short movie / short movie

This film takes us into the world of old man Peter Sengepov, the last surviving Shaman of the Kazym River, who lives alone in the depths of the Siberian taiga. The region of the Khanty people is the basic source of oil recovery in Russia. About 70 percent of all Russian oil is extracted here. The oil companies actively buy huge territories in the North of Siberia. Indigenous people are compelled to leave these places, their own patrimonial territories, and so a modern civilization gradually absorbs an ancient culture.