Autumn on Ob river
The film follows the autumnal activity of a Khanty fisherman family in North-Western Siberia.
Near the mouth of Ob River in North-Western Siberia live the nothernmost families of 22500 Khanty people. In conditions of harsh polar environment and post-Soviet unpredictability, coping is a challenge. Like many of their neighbouring kinsmen, the Tobolko family is a part of a fishing brigade.
In order to survive, when pay is scarce and even not been paid for months, they employ the traditional economical model of the Arctic, where hunting and reindeer herding add value to fishing activities.
The film follows the autumnal activity of a Khanty fisherman family: end of main fishing season - moving over to winter settlement, hunting and reindeer herding activities. It is a story about "indigenous accountancy" - a unique balance system between fishing and reindeer herding Khanty, knowledge of fishing and hunting grounds.