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Filmmaker Anastasia Lapsui, a Nenet who hails from the Russian tundra, has combined the legends of her indigenous people with personal experiences in order to convey life under Communist rule. Unfolding in seven separate stories, 7 Songs from the Tundra (Seitseman Laulua Tundralta) offers an impressionist view of an ancient culture caught between nomadic traditions and enforced modernity. Behind the film's mythic allusions is a story of identity and resistance. "It's the small details of Nenet life, captured in grainy B&W images, that fascinate in this strangely beautiful film" Variety. Winner of the Press Award at the Paris Film Festival. In Nenets and Russian with optional English and French subtitles.

Anastasia Lapsui/Markku Lehmuskallio---Finland---2001---85 mins.