The International Arctic Forum has published a
programme on its official website for the films that will be screened at the
event. Feature films and documentaries will be shown at the International
Arctic Forum showing the historical and cultural heritage of Russias Arctic
regions and several projects will be presented.
The International Arctic Forum film screening will
open with a presentation of the Unknown Arctic Heroes International Arctic
Project: Nikolai Evegenov. The project tells the story of the development of
the Russian North and the Northern Sea Route. Viewers will have a chance to
learn about a man whose name is on the map of Russia, but whom the general
public knows very little about. The project utilized documents, photographs,
and film materials from Russian archives and private collections. The
presentation will include a creative meeting with the projects artistic
director, Peoples Artist of the Russian Federation Alla Surikova, and the
projects author and producer, film director and member of the Russian Union of
Cinematographers Boris Dvorkin.
Forum participants will be given the opportunity to
watch two films the prize-winner of the 2nd Arctic Countries Film
Festival ARCTIC OPEN, which was held in Arkhangelsk in December 2018: the
documentary film The Great Northern Route (directed by Leonid Kruglov) and
the feature film The Lord Eagle (director Eduard Novikov). The films will be
shown by the directors themselves. After the showings, viewers will be able to
discuss the films together with the directors.
Another film that has won numerous awards at Russian
and international competitions and festivals is the documentary film Post
Horse. The film tells the story of seven-year-old Lekha who lives in a remote
coastal village on the Onega shore of the White Sea. He rides a post horse
with his parents and writes songs about his difficult life.
The documentary film programme includes the showing of
director Alexey Vakhrushevs film «The Tundra Book: A Tale of Vukvukai, The
Little Rock». Its a story about the mighty and wise old man Vukvukai, a real
man of the tundra, who constantly lives among deer. For 72 years now, he has
been living deep within the Chaunskaya tundra of the Chukotka Peninsula.
Viewers of the documentary film The Sun behind the
Arctic Circle, directed by Alexander Terekhin and Alexander Volkovitsky, will
have a chance to learn about the everyday lives of a nursery school at a camp
of reindeer herders in the Yamal Peninsula as well as the lives of two
anthropologists who lived with a Nenets family for a year.