Original Swedish Title SHAMAN
Duration 55 mins
Production Year 1994
Language Versions Available English + Russian (both voice over). M+E tracks available.
Producer Pintura Film, Sweden
Script/Director Elisabeth Wennberg
Editor Darek Hodor
SHAMAN is based on the shamanistic poetry of the Nganasan of the Taimyr peninsula, northern Siberia. A young shaman apprentice goes on his first dream-walk over the glimmering Siberian tundra and passes through past, present and future – through worlds unseen – to reach his first initiated song. The film is dedicated to the Nganasan and to the shamans Dulsemjaki, Nina and Igor Kosterkin who still carry the shamanistic heritage that has transcended centuries, into our time.