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The Tundra Book – A tale of Vukvukai, the Little Rock

  • Aeroport de Paris-Le Bourget 180 Esplanade de l’Air et de l’Espace, 93350 Paris France (map)

Documentary by: Aleksei Vakhrushev

Runtime: 1 hour 45 minutes

Languages of Film: Chukchi and Russian with English subtitles

 72 years have passed as deer herder Vukvukai lives in the depth of Chukotka.  He is an old man full of energy and wisdom – The Real Man of Tundra whose life can not be seen apart from the deer. His people take care of a huge herd – over 14,000 deer. Their life is a non-stop struggle for survival and well-being in the most harsh weather conditions of Chaun-Chukotka.

 They deeply believe in the strength of tradition and so succeed in their struggle.  The ancient culture of Nomadic Chukchi takes care of them, so they preserve and follow it.  As far as it is now – their realm remains stabile.  This is the Truth of Vukvukai.

Location: Indigenous Peoples Pavilion (Auditorium)

Contact: Maggie Crump,