Hunters since the beginning of time
Along the coast of the Bering Sea a community of whale hunters are struggling to survive keeping alive a millenary tradition. Surviving one of the most extreme environments of the planet.
I wanted to capture the millenary tradition of Chukchi whale hunters, their ability to survive using archaic hunting techniques forced by international Commissions. I wanted also to capture the hunting in all its splendor all its ritual with its inner times and cycles. I was interested in their survival and their feeding cycles I wanted to make a film on the food chain of a whale hunter, from the wintertime to the summer, from the fish to the seal to the whale. I wanted the film to be a sort of action film, without much dialogues a pure cinematic and visual experience.
Produced by Fabrica
Directed by Carlos Casas
Best Documentary Award at Mexico Film Festival
In competition at Torino Film Festival, Ischia Film Festival and Documenta Madrid
DVcam Color 4:3 - 87 min.