SCREENING SELECTION 2022

NORTHERN DRIFT

Nominated for Best Feature Documentary

Information

Director: Alexis Destoop

Year: 2020

Country: Belgium

Duration: 56'

Language: English, Norwegian, Russian

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Reporting from the future, an exploration around an unspecified border in the High North turns into a philosophical investigation of mankind and its environment. Assembled from personal experiences, collected testimonies and local stories, the film presents a journey through the contentious Norwegian-Russian borderland. Home to the indigenous Sami, it is a region where palpable climate shifts raise dreams of new economic prosperity and where remnants of past wars set the stage for new adversities. The film is a retro-futuristic science non-fiction, an anthropological document, a travelogue, a poem, a labyrinth.