Happy People: A Year in the Taiga

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Olivia

Stunning scenery and sobering look at life in remote Russia. I heard reviewers debate whether they felt sorry for the Siberian fur trappers or whether they celebrated the simplicity of the life. It's certainly interesting to see life without all the materialistic comforts we have, and ...Read more

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Christopher

An intimate look into the challenging lifestyle of families of fur trappers leaving deep in the Siberian taiga. Beautifully filmed, and a very real portrayal of these honest and hard-working men.

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