A group of whale hunters in north Siberia, follows a millenary tradition. Their archaic techniques, their habilities, and their own survival are displayed here in all of their rawness and strikingness. Winner at the Mexico City's Contemporary Cinema International Festival, this film is the last in a series of three documentaries directed by Carlos Casas, in which live in some of the most inhospitable places around the world are explored.
Director / Carlos Casas
Editor / Felipe Guerrero
Cinematography / Carlos Casas
Production / Fabrica, RTSI
Original Score and sound / Sebastián Escofet
España, Italia, Rusia, Suiza. 2008
Documentaries, 87 min.
Barcelona, 1974. He is a filmmaker and a visual artist. His work is a mix between documentary cinema, fim, contemporary visual arts and sound. His las three movies haves been presented at festivals such as Torino, Madrid, Buenos Aires, and Mexico City. Some of his visual art has been showed at colective installations as well as personal installations. In 2001 he started a trilogy of work dedicated
to the most extreme environments on the planet, Patagonia, Aral sea, and Siberia.
In 2009 he began his ongoing project Avalanche about one of the worlds highest inhabitated villages.
He is currently working on a film about a cemetery of elephants on the borders between India and Nepal.
- 2008 — Cazadores desde el Principio de los Tiempos (2008)
- 2005 — Soledad al Fin del Mundo (2005)
- 2004 — Aral: Pescando en lo Invisible (2004)
- 2003 — Rocinha: Daylight Of A Favela (2003)
- 2002 — Patagonia (2002)
- 2000 — Afterwords (2000) co-directed by Jean Sebastien Lallemand y Gianfranco Rosi (2008)
Festivales y Premios
- Best Documentary
- Festival Internationale du Documentaire FID Marseille 2008
- Festival Internacional Mar de Plata 2008
- Torino International Film Festival 2008