Happy People: A Year in the Taiga

Happy People: A Year in the Taiga

By Werner Herzog & Dmitry Vasyukov

  • Genre: Documentary
  • Release Date: 2013-01-25
  • Advisory Rating: NR
  • Runtime: 1h 34min
  • Director: Werner Herzog & Dmitry Vasyukov
  • Production Company: Studio Babelsberg
  • Production Country: Germany
  • iTunes Price: USD 9.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: USD 3.99
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With Happy People: A Year in the Taiga, iconic filmmaker Werner Herzog embarks on another unforgettable journey into the heart of a remote natural environment. Deep in the Siberian wilderness, leagues away from civilization, a mere 300 people inhabit the village of Bakhta on the Yenisei river. This outpost can only be reached in two ways: boat and helicopter. There is no running water, no medical aid or even a single telephone. The locals, whose daily routines have hardly changed over the centuries, live self-reliantly according to their cultural traditions. Through insightful narration by Herzog, Happy People follows a few veteran Siberian trappers through the Taiga's four seasons to tell the incredible story of a society untouched by modernity.