Veelinnurahvas - "The Waterfowl People" (1970)

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    Veelinnurahvas or "The Waterfowl People" is a documentary by Estonian Lennart Meri (1929-2006) released in 1970. It depicts the contemporary life of several Finno-Ugric and Samoyedic people in Northern Europe and Siberia.

    Meri later produced six other documentaries about these people. These films area available on DVD with English subtitles under the title Lennart Meri soome-ugri rahvaste filmientsüklopeedia DVD ("Lennart Meri’s Finno-Ugric Peoples Film Encyclopedia DVD").

    Veelinnurahvas with a Finnish dub, Part I
    Veelinnurahvas with a Finnish dub, Part II

    The original Estonian version can be viewed below.
     
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    Various scenes, timing from the Estonian edition:
    • 7:30 - 8:00. Nenets woman cutting decorative patterns from reindeer hide.
    • 9.00 - 10:05. Khanty man checking fish traps.
    • 10:05 - 13:10. Khanty man hewing and sewing a boat.
    • 18:35 - 27:40. Komi hunter skiing with traditional skis, setting and checking traps & making a fire during the winter.
    • 27:40 - 32:45. Mari people processing hemp fibres, making bast shoes.
    • 43:10- 50:00. Karelian woman making bread. Karelian wood architecture.
     
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