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Director Anastasia Lapsui/Markku Lehmuskallio Finland 2000

90 min., OV with English subs

Followed by a talk with Necati Sönmez and Stephan Dudek

Seitsemän laulua tundralta / Seven Songs From the Tundra

Seven Songs From the Tundra features seven multi-faceted stories on the life of the Nenets, a nomad community in northern Russia. Made through the joint effort of the community and written by native Anastasia Lapsui in the Nenet language, it provides a beautifully detailed picture of how the people in this region, plagued by extreme cold, harassment and the pressure to assimilate, struggled to live and survive during the Soviet times.

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Necati Sönmez works as a film critic, journalist and documentary filmmaker. He is the initiator of Which Human Rights? Film Festival and one of the founders of Documentarist – Istanbul Documentary Days, which soon became the most important documentary festival in Turkey. He has served as jury member in over 30 festivals and curated documentary programmes as a guest curator. For 2021 he is a fellow at bi’bak.

Stephan Dudek received his PhD from the University of Leipzig with a thesis on public and private spheres among the West Siberian Khanty under the impact of large-scale oil extraction. Since the early 1990s, he has been working in the Russian North and also has field experience in post-Soviet Central Asia.