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J. O.'s rating of the film Happy People: A Year in the Taiga

An extremely simple yet astonishingly beautiful portrait of traditional existence in the heart of Siberia. As an avid hunter and advocate of traditional lifestyles, this was a breath of fresh air. It feels genuine, sincere, and sometimes the filmmakers (through their lens) seem in awe of their crafty subjects while they fashion their hunting skis from toppled trees. Wonderful and engaging cinema - a pure documentary.