With HAPPY PEOPLE, Werner Herzog takes viewers on yet another unforgettablejourney into remote and extreme natural landscapes. The acclaimed filmmakerpresents this visually stunning documentary about the life of indigenous people living in the heart of the Siberian Taiga. Deep in the Siberian wilderness, far away from civilization, 300 people inhabit the small village of Bakhta at the river Yenisei. There are only two ways to reach this outpost: by helicopter or boat. There‘s no telephone, running water or medical aid. The locals, whose daily routines have barely changed over the last centuries, live according to their own values and cultural traditions. Withinsightful commentary written and narrated by Herzog, HAPPY PEOPLE follows one of the Siberian trappers through all four seasons of the year to tell the story of a culture virtually untouched by modernity.
|Theatrical Release:||December 9th, 2011 (Limited) by Mongrel Media (Canada)
January 25th, 2013 (Limited) by Music Box Films
|Video Release:||April 23rd, 2013 by Music Box Films Video|
|MPAA Rating:||Not Rated|
|Keywords:||Voiceover/Narration, Directing Yourself, Life in a Small Town|
|Source:||Based on Real Life Events|
|Production Method:||Live Action|