We were birds. (1988)

Film-document №40237 2 parts, Duration: 0:18:03 to collection Price category G
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Part 1 digitized in HD 0:09:29

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Producer Sverdlovsk newsreel studio

Director: A.Morozov

Script writers: Morozov

Operators: Trifonov


A film about the nationality of selkups.


Geography and Nature

Reel №1

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Winter forest.

An owl on a branch.

Two little bears.

Animal tracks in the snow.

A man in a dugout boat.

A man takes a fish out of the net.

Two men at the ice hole take out a net with fish.

A man on a reindeer sled.

Reindeer herders' camp.

A man builds a skeleton for a dwelling.

A woman bakes a tortilla on a fire.

A doe with a calf.

A nest with eggs.

A chick is hatched from one egg.

Chronicle: snowstorm at the camp.

Deer in the snow.

A woman smokes a pipe.

The shaman.

A sled with items for kamlaniya.

Chronicle: a hunter shot a squirrel, the men pack the skins in a bag.

Abandoned railway, sleepers overgrown with grass.

An abandoned camp.

A prison barrack with bunks.

Inscriptions on the bunks.

A beetle crawls along the barbed wire.

A girl reads to her younger brothers and sisters Chukovsky's poem "Cockroach" (synchronously).

A dog sleeps by the fire.

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Reel №2

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Children by the river, a man in a boat.

Fallen trees in the river.

Abandoned houses.

Two old women near the house.

The village of Selkups.

A man builds a boat.

Unloading of the forest.

Woodworking enterprise.

A high-felled tree is a child's grave in the forest.


Bottles and tanks, put on the knots of a tree.

A crippled man is chopping wood.

Selkups at the yurt.

A woman is rocking a cradle in a yurt.

Selkup (synchronously).

The girl is heating the stove in the yurt.

A woman eats raw fish.

A man in a dugout boat.

Landscape with a river.

Drilling exploration.

Fishermen pull out the net.

People get into the helicopter.

Selkup sits near the yurt and sings (synchronously).

A pot on the fire.

People in the helicopter.



Tyumen region