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Seitsemän laulua tundralta / Seven Songs From the Tundra

Anastasia Lapsui/Markku Lehmuskallio , Finland 2000, 90 Min., OV with English subs
Followed by a talk with Stephan Dudeck

Seven Songs From the Tundra features seven multi-faceted stories on the life of the Nenets, a nomad community in northern Russia. Made through the joint effort of the community and written by native Anastasia Lapsui in the Nenet language, it provides a beautifully detailed picture of how the people in this region, plagued by extreme cold, harassment and the pressure to assimilate, struggled to live and survive during the Soviet times.

Stephan Dudeck received his PhD from the University of Leipzig with a thesis on public and private spheres among the West Siberian Khanty under the impact of large-scale oil extraction. Since the early 1990s, he has been working in the Russian North and also has field experience in post-Soviet Central Asia.