Klassiki presents a special roundtable discussion on the past, present, and future of Sakha film. The cinema of Russia’s Sakha Republic represents one of the most innovative and promising local industries in the world — but what are the roots of this phenomenon, and what does the future hold now that the international market is opening its eyes to the talent coming out of this remote region? This roundtable discussion was filmed as part of Klassiki’s 2021 season Sakha Film: On Nature’s Edge.
Rachel Morley, School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University College London
Maria Sibiryakova, School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University College London and curator of Sakha Film: On Nature’s Edge
Adelaide McGinity-Peebles, University of Nottingham
Caroline Damiens, Université de Paris
Sardana Savvina, Sakha film producer
Lyubov Borisova, writer/director of The Sun Above Me Never Sets