Happy People: A Year in the Taiga (2010)
November 10, 2022 6:59 AM - Subscribe

[TRAILER] In the center of the story is the life of the indigenous people of the village Bakhtia at the river Yenisei in the Siberian Taiga. The camera follows the protagonists in the village over a period of a year. The natives, whose daily routines have barely changed over the last centuries, keep living their lives according to their own cultural traditions. A documentary film directed by Dmitry Vasyukov, with English narration written and voiced by Werner Herzog.

88% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes.

Currently streaming in the US on Tubi and Kanopy, among others. Also available for digital rental on multiple outlets. JustWatch listing.

Presented as part of roolya_boolya's sponsored theme day, in which I'll be posting six movies with an Arctic/life in the polar circle/snowy theme. Donate $20 to MeFi and I'll post six movies on the theme of your choice, too!
posted by DirtyOldTown (7 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
roolya_boolya got a good deal

DOT is the GOAT, I'm inspired to add to my donation.. How about six Dutch films starting with "Antonia's Line"? And what's the arrangement to notify you of the donation?

btw, "Happy People" is a good Herzog doc and I'm glad to see it included.. same with the "Fast Runner" film, and the others are on my list to check out. Thank you!!
posted by elkevelvet at 7:08 AM on November 10, 2022 [2 favorites]

Notification is strictly via the honor system. I trust y'all. If you're in for six Dutch films, let me know.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 7:14 AM on November 10, 2022 [1 favorite]

$28.71 CAD

the pleasure is mine, thank you DOT
posted by elkevelvet at 8:13 AM on November 10, 2022

I will try and deliver by sometime tomorrow evening!

On a personal note, as someone who will be in Toronto Wednesday after next, it works out well for purely selfish reasons that the USD is apparently worth ~1.44 CAD. That is going to be helpful.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 8:34 AM on November 10, 2022

elkevelvet, are you looking for six Dutch classics that should be brought onto FF, a survey of Dutch films, or just any six non-posted-on-FF Dutch films that are worth seeing?
posted by DirtyOldTown at 8:58 AM on November 10, 2022

DOT, I'm happy with what you post.. if you include "Antonia's Line" as one of the six, that would be swell. I have been meaning to post that one anyhow, I love the film, and happy to learn more about Dutch cinema

many thanks
posted by elkevelvet at 10:07 AM on November 10, 2022 [1 favorite]

roolya_boolya got a good deal

I did indeed.
posted by roolya_boolya at 2:34 PM on November 11, 2022

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