A breathtaking helicopter landing drops us smack in the middle of an isolated community of miners in snowy Barentsburg. Recently coal mining became less profitable, but the geopolitical importance of Russian presence in the Arctic archipelago cannot be underestimated. So the miners keep steering their mine carts back and forth with a stubborn determination. A dark perspective on a society which seems to have reached a terminal industrial stage, heading towards total exhaustion.

The other films shown within Ammodo Tiger Short Competition 4

Filmmaker
Wim Catrysse
Premiere
World premiere
Country
Belgium
Year
2018
Medium
DCP
Length
34’
Language
no dialogue
Producer
Ulrike Lindmayr
Production Company
Escautville
Sales
Escautville
Cinematography
Wim Catrysse
Editor
Wim Catrysse
Sound Design
Wim Catrysse