All roads lead to Khatystyr

Khatastyr is a village hidden away in one of the harshest regions of Russia – Yakutia. This film explores how tough life is for people who inhabit this part of the country. Humans here rely on the assistance of animals to survive the freezing temperatures of the Taiga. They provide not only food and warmth, but also a welcome distraction from the cold. This story shows how people brave Southern Yakutia’s vast snowy expanse to gather together for Khatystyr’s reindeer races.