Quebec Premiere

Paradise

In the summer 2021, an exceptional heatwave and drought led to giant fires that ravaged 19 million hectares of land in northeastern Siberia. 

SYNOPSIS

In the summer 2021, an exceptional heatwave and drought led to giant fires that ravaged 19 million hectares of land in northeastern Siberia. In this region at the heart of the taiga lies the village of Shologon soon to be blanketed by a thick cloud of smoke. Spread by the wind, the black ashes carry alarming news: the forest is on fire and the flames are fast approaching. The government having left them to fend for themselves, the inhabitants must rally to fight The Dragon.

Theme(s): , Climate Crisis, Culture, Environnement, Human Rights

DETAILS

Director | , Alexander Abaturov
Year | , 2022
Country | , France, Switzerland
Duration | 89 minutes
Original language | , Yakut
Subtitles | , French
Image | Paul Guilhaume
Sound | Frédéric Buy, Myriam René, Sorin Apostol
Editing | Alexander Abaturov, Luc Forveille
Production | Alexander Abaturov, Luc Peter

DIRECTOR

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Alexander Abaturov

SEE COMPLETE PROFILE

Alexander Abaturov was born in Russia in 1984. After graduating from Gorki University, he became a journalist. In 2010, he received a Masters degree from the French documentary School in Lussas. In 2013, he directed his first documentary, Sleeping Souls, selected in numerous festivals and awarded with the Institut Franc?ais Prize at the Cinéma du Réel Festival. The Son, his first feature length documentary, was premiered in the Berlinale Forum and selected at many other festivals.

CAREER

International Documentary Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) · CPH:DOX · Visions du réel · Cinéma du réel · True/False Film Festival

PAST SCREENINGS

SCREENING 1

19 July 2023 at 21h00

Parc Jarry

A discussion with Christian Messier, professor of forest ecology at the Université du Québec (UQO et UQAM), will follow the screening.

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