International Short Dox


United Kingdom, Russia
2022 — 25' / Color



On a remote coast of the Russian Arctic in a wind-battered hut, a lonely man waits to witness an ancient gathering. But warming seas and rising temperatures bring an unexpected change, and he soon finds himself overwhelmed.

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Director Biography

Evgenia Arbugaeva b.1985 and Maxim Arbugaev b.1991 are sister and brother, who were born in the town of Tiksi, located in the Russian Far East. Their work often looks into their homeland — the Arctic, discovering and capturing the remote worlds and people who inhabit them. Maxim is a winner of various international film festivals, including Sundance Film Festival 2018 where he received a World Cinema Documentary Special Jury Award for Cinematography for a film Genesis 2.0, which he co-directed with Christian Frei. Evgenia is a documentary photographer. She is a National Geographic Society Storytelling Fellow and a recipient of the ICP Infinity Award, Leica Oskar Barnack Award. Her work has been exhibited internationally and appeared in such publications as The New Yorker, Time and National Geographic magazine, among others.

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Evgenia Arbugaeva

Maxim Arbugaev


Evgenia Arbugaeva

Maxim Arbugaev


Evgenia Arbugaeva

Maxim Arbugaev


Evgenia Arbugaeva

Joshua Chadwick


Anastasia Dushina

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