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In the Footsteps of Middendorff (2006)

Original title: Middendorffi jälgedes

Documentary | Road movie Duration 78:00

In the Footsteps of Middendorff

Alexander Theodor von Middendorff (1815 – 1894), Russian scientist of Baltic German and Estonian origin, organized a scientific expedition to Taymyr Peninsula, the Northern end of Eurasia in 1842-1845. Century and a half later a group of Estonian scientists took the same route. The filmmakers faced the crisp arctic tundra with thousands of birds and wild reindeers and met the native people whose forefathers once gave directions to Middendorff in order to reach the Arctic Ocean.

Director: Liina Triškina-Vanhatalo | Riho Västrik

Keywords: alcoholism | arctic climate | Dolgans | flying with a helicopter | discaling fish | fishing by hand | midnight sun | handicraft | boat ride on the Siberian River | natural disaster | View all »

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Main Data

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Production Firm(s) Vesilind, TaimyrRosGeo (Russia)
Film Category Nature, Documentary
Genre Road movie
Text / Dialogue Estonian, Russian
Duration 78:00


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Producer Riho Västrik
Director Liina Triškina-Vanhatalo | Riho Västrik
Screenwriter Riho Västrik
Dialogue Writer Riho Västrik
Cinematographer Vassili Sarana | Arvo Vilu
Art Director Renee Kelomees
Costume Designer Jaana Ratas
Composer Tiit Kikas
Sound Designer Riho Västrik
Editor Liina Triškina-Vanhatalo
Content Editor Priit Vesilind | Liina Triškina-Vanhatalo | Carina Wilson | Jüri Estam | Lauri Laidna

First releases

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  • in cinema: 27.03.2006, KUMU auditoorium (Tallinn), Estonia
  • on television: 10.05.2006, ETV, Estonia

Festivals, awards, nominations

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  • Participation, Novoe Kino. XXI vek - International Film Festival (Russia), 2006
  • Participation, Matsalu Nature Film Festival (Estonia), 2006

Partners and Sponsors

  • Kultuuriministeerium
  • EFI
  • Eesti Kultuurkapital
  • ERR
  • Rahvusarhiiv
  • BFM
  • Kinoliit
  • Eesti Filmiajakirjanike ühing
  • Tallinnfilm