LA VOIX DE LA TOUNDRA
Jean Ehret | Russia, Belgium 2013 | 50 Min. | OmeU
Anastasia Lapsui is the first film maker from the Far North of Russia to have filmed her people in their mother tongue – Nenets. Born in the Yamal tundra in 1943, she bears witness to the end of an era, filming a world in the process of transformation. For more than twenty years Anastasia Lapsui has made films that chronicle the history and daily life of indigenous peoples from Siberia, Greenland, northern Canada and Scandinavia. With the same desire to pass on knowledge, the filmmaker Jean Ehret filmed Anastasia Lapsui in her daily and professional life. La voix de la toundra is a “making of” of her latest film-shoot, this is also a portrait of the film maker and her people, the Nenets of the tundra.