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Happy People: A Year in the Taiga

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Directed by Werner Herzog, Dmitry Vasyukov
Germany, 2010
Documentary
      Russian
      English

Synopsis

Deep in the wilderness, far away from civilization, 300 people inhabit the small village of Bakhtia in the Siberian Taiga. The locals, whose daily routines have barely changed over the last centuries, live according to their own values and cultural traditions.

Our take

A rugged journey to the Siberian taiga, this absorbing documentary is a remarkable entry into Werner Herzog’s global explorations. Assembled by master editor Joe Bini and combined with Herzog’s marveling narration, Dmitry Vasyukov’s astonishing footage takes on a second life as ecstatic cinema.

Synopsis

Deep in the wilderness, far away from civilization, 300 people inhabit the small village of Bakhtia in the Siberian Taiga. The locals, whose daily routines have barely changed over the last centuries, live according to their own values and cultural traditions.

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Happy People: A Year in the TaigaDirected byWerner Herzog, Dmitry Vasyukov
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Awards & Festivals

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Telluride Film Festival
2010
Tokyo International Film Festival
2011 | Winner: Earth Grand Prix - Special Award

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