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The Whale from Lorino
  • Country/Area of ProductionPoland
  • Language of DialogueRussian
  • Runtime59 min
  • DirectorMaciej Cuske
  • Type of WorkShort Documentary
  • ProducerMikolaj Pokromski

The Whale From Lorino is a film about the descendants of the oldest of Siberian tribes on the far away land of Chukotka. For them, the yearly hunt for the endangered whale is not only a tradition, but a necessity for surviving winter in a fragile place devastated by Soviet influence. The clash of two disappearing worlds; Chukchis civilisation and the universe of monumental and majestic whales in a story about the paradox of history and a harsh fight for survival.