Happy People: A Year in the Taiga

(2013)

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. The expressive pictures are accompanied by original sound bites quoting the villagers.

Werner Herzog's ‘Happy People: The Year in The Taiga’ Trailer

Werner Herzog's ‘Happy People: The Year in The Taiga’ Trailer

Music Box Films has debuted the first trailer and new photos for director Werner Herzog's documentary Happy People: A Year in the Taiga. The filmmaker takes us to the remote Siberian village of Bakhta, where 300 fur trappers live in harmony, going without things that we take for granted, such as telephones, running water, and medical supplies. Take a look at this new footage and photos to immerse yourself in this unorthodox landscape.

With Happy People: A Year in the Taiga, Werner Herzog takes viewers on yet another unforgettable journey into remote and extreme natural landscapes. The acclaimed filmmakerpresents this visually stunning documentary about the life of indigenous people living in the heart of the Siberian Taiga.

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