Along the coast of the Bering Sea a community of whale hunters are struggling to survive keeping alive a millinery tradition. Surviving one of the most extreme environments of the planet.
Hunters Since the Beginning of Time belongs to a trilogy of films dedicated to the most extreme environments in the world.
DIRECTOR´S STATEMENT: I wanted to capture the millinery tradition of Chukchi whale hunters, their ability to survive using archaic hunting techniques forced by international Commissions. I wanted also to capture the hunting in all its splendor all its ritual with its inner times and cycles. I was interested in their survival and their feeding cycles I wanted to make a film on the food chain of a whale hunter, from the wintertime to the summer, from the fish to the seal to the whale. I wanted the film to be a sort of action film, without much dialogues a pure cinematic and visual experience. –Fabrica
Carlos Casas studied Fine Arts, Cinema and Design between Barcelona and Vienna. In 1998 he was awarded a scholarship in Fabrica, Benetton’s media and communication research center. In 2000 his short Film Afterwords, produced by Marco Müller and Fabrica Cinema was selected by The Venice Film Festival, Rotterdam Film Festival and Reencontres du Cinema in Paris 2001. In 2001 he started a series of documentaries for Colors Magazine, he travelled to Patagonia to do a fieldwork that later 2002 became a 24min Patagonia, in 2003 he developed a 52min documentary Rocinha. Daylight of a favela shot on location in one of the biggest favelas in Rio de Janeiro. In 2004 he finished Aral. Fishing in an invisible sea about the life of the
three remaining generation of fishermen in the Aral sea, which won the Best Documentary award at Torino Film Festival 2004 and was
selected by the Rotterdam Film Festival 2005, Visions du reel Nyon 2005, One World Prague… read more