A New World Every 300 Kilometers: How the Films about the Peoples of Yakutia Were Made

Фото: Андрей Грачев, участник фотоконкурса РГО "Самая красивая страна"
Фото: Андрей Грачев, участник фотоконкурса РГО "Самая красивая страна"

The Russian Geographical Society is planning to show a series of films from the documentary series "The Land of People". This is a vivid story about the culture and life, traditions and rituals of the peoples of Russia. The author of the idea and producer of the project Anna Koryakovtseva shared her impressions of the process of making three films in Yakutia and new plans with the Russian Geographical Society.

According to her, Yakutia is an amazing space where every 300 kilometers you can discover a new world. Here live the people who dress differently, speak differently, offer unusual food, but who are always hospitable and ready to share their culture and their wisdom.

The work was very interesting and challenging. The shooting took place far from civilization, which caused certain difficulties with moving.

"We ended up in three very inaccessible places in Yakutia. Now we have three films about this region: ’The People of Russkoye Ustye’, ‘The Yukagirs’ and ‘The Yakuts’. All the filming locations were very remote. We had to go by boat to the people of Russkoye Ustye. It was on my birthday," Anna Koryakovtseva admitted in an interview with the Russian Geographical Society.

The official screening and discussion of the film by the "August TV Studios" "The People of Russkoye Ustye. Under the Arctic Sun" took place at the permanent mission of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) to the President of the Russian Federation. According to the first deputy chairman of the republican government Andrei Fedotov, the project "The Land of People" vividly and deeply reflects the diversity of the culture of the peoples of our country. Making films is just the beginning of a long and fruitful collaboration.

“I hope that as part of the series “The Land of People” we will shoot new films about the peoples of Yakutia,” Koryakovtseva noted in an interview with the Russian Geographical Society.