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Happy People: A Year in the Taiga


Director: Dmitry Vasyukov, Werner Herzog

IMDB: In the center of the story is the life of the indigenous people of the village Bakhtia at the river Yenisei in the Siberian Taiga. The camera follows the protagonists in the village over a period of a year. The natives, whose daily routines have barely changed over the last centuries, keep living their lives according to their own cultural traditions. The expressive pictures are accompanied by original sound bites quoting the villagers.

Rotten Tomates: Filled with breathtaking images of the foreboding Siberian countryside, Happy People: A Year in the Taiga is a fascinating look at an isolated society.

Released: 15 Nov 2012

IMDB: 7.7
Rotten Tomates: 87%