Land of Kereks

Земля кереков

Russia

26’01’’, 2020.

DIRECTED BY

Ivan Golovnev

PRODUCED BY

Ivan Golovnev

SCRIPTWRITER

Ivan Golovnev

CINEMATOGRAPHER

Ivan Golovnev

EDITED BY

Ivan Golovnev

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Film-essay about the Kereks – the ancient people of the Arctic, the smallest ethnic group in the world, of which, according to the 2010 census, there are only 4 people left. The Kereks are the descendants of the ancient population of the Arctic, who did not migrate from Asia to America about 15 thousand years ago across the Bering Land Bridge, but stayed to settle on the Pacific coasts of Chukotka and Kamchatka. The sea mammals hunters – the Kereks – settled along the extended stretch of the Bering Sea coast. The colonization of the Arctic Bering Sea coast and the development of commercial sea mammals hunting in the native Kerek territories had an adverse effect on the life of the “coast people”.


Ivan Golovnev graduated from the Omsk State University, History department. Finished college at the Sverdlovsk Film Studio in Ekaterinburg and the Highest Courses of Film Writers and Directors in Moscow. PhD in Anthropology.