The Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University

A Siberian Poetics of Extinction in Cinema

Expired May 26, 2023 5:00 PM
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This program brings together two films by the Belgian filmmaker Liesbeth De Ceulaer and Canadian-Mongolian artist Alisi Telengut that foreground Mongolian and Siberian Indigenous livelihoods and cosmologies in the age of environmental change and degradation

The Siberian permafrost is melting. Ancient bones rise up from the ground and wild animals seem to have disappeared. Three Yakutians venture into the vast wilderness on different quests. Villager Roman and city boy Kyym hunt for a rare reindeer while not so far away, scientist Semyon scourges the permafrost for a viable cell of the mammoth, which he needs to clone the extinct animal.
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    75 minutes
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  • Director
    Liesbeth De Ceulaer
  • Screenwriter
    Liesbeth De Ceulaer