Canadian premiere


The film takes us to the Arctic Ocean Coast of Chukotka where marine hunters live and upkeep one of the last remaining fur farms in the region. The film attempts to depart from the typical rhythmic structure of cinema to instead imitate the form of a shamanic ritual. While claiming to call into question assumptions about Indigenous behavior, the film itself offers palpably outsider’s representation of these Arctic people.

Directed by

Anastasia Shubina, Timofey Glinin

2023 | 37 min | English, Russian (s.t. French)

Featured selections

Sheffield DocFest 2023
Apricot Tree International Documentary Film Festival 2023
Artdocfest 2024

Filmmakers’ countries: United States
Country of filming: Russia
Country of production: United States


Discussion with the filmmaker (Okmulgee Invitational)
Q&A with Adam Smith
Moderator: Danya Leal- Master’s student in visual anthropology FLACSO-Ecuador and logistics and volunteer team coordinator at FIFEQ-Montreal

Wednesday, May 8

7 pm | McCord Stewart Museum

6:30 pm Audience welcome
7 pm Screening begins

690 Sherbrooke St. W.
Montreal, QC
H3A 1E9

Free admission, subject to availability

May 8th films