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When a storm approaches, Ivanna goes out into the snow and wind, dragging her little trailer at an angle to keep it from overturning. She knows this harsh weather, the arduous everyday grind of the nomadic people living deep in the Russian Arctic tundra. Ivanna was born here, on the ice flats. For a brief moment, she had dreamed of moving to the city, studying, becoming a dancer, but she got pregnant at 15, and now, at 32, she is raising five children on her own. The film follows Ivanna through four turbulent years: the reindeer she once relied on for her livelihood are gravely threatened by climate change, her meetings with her alcoholic husband are getting increasingly violent, and Ivanna faces some hard choices—but she has no intention of giving up.

Previous Festivals: CPH:DOX, Hot Docs

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Screening Schedule:
  • Thu 01.07 | 17:00 | Cinematheque 3
  • Tue 06.07 | 17:00 | Cinematheque 3 | Filmmaker Present | Q&A with filmmaker Renato Borrayo Serrano moderated by Nir Ferber
  • Sat 10.07 | 14:45 | Cinematheque 3
  • Sat 10.07 | 14:45 | Cinematheque 3
  • Watch online | The film will be available from July 1st until July 31st

In 2017 graduated as a film director specialized in
documentary film, from the All-Russian State University of Cinematography named after
S. A. Gerasimov "VGIK" (Moscow, Russia). In 2017 completed courses at the Marina Razbezhkina and Mikhail Ugarov School of
Documentary Film and Theater. Since 2014 his works have been featured in numerous international film festivals. His “Film for Carlos” received the honorary Price of the jury at Dok Leipzig 2017 and also an honorary mention from the jury at Art Dok Fest 2017 in Moscow and won the Prize for Best Short Film at DocuDays UA 2018 in Kyiv, among many others.

Production: Vladislav Ketkovich, Mette Cheng Munthe-Kaas, Pertti Vijalainen, Marianna Kaat
Production Company: Ethnofund film company, Ten Thousand Images, Illume OY, Baltic Film Production
Script & Cinematography: Renato Borrayo Serrano, Daria Sidorova
Editing: Renato Borrayo Serrano, Inge-Lise Langfeldt
Sound Design: Israel Bañuelos
Music: Timo Steiner