Happy People: A Year in the Taiga (2013)

Happy People: A Year in the Taiga
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating None
Runtime 1hr 30mins.
Genres Foreign, Documentary
Keywords culture, documentary, family, historical, informational, nature, rural, small town, wilderness
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Werner Herzog Actor Himself 1 1000001
Dmitry Vasyukov Director n/a 2 2000001
Werner Herzog Director n/a 2 2000002
Vladimir Perepelkin Producer n/a 3 3000001
Carl Woebcken Producer n/a 3 3000002
Werner Herzog Producer n/a 3 3000003
Yanko Damboulev Executive Producer n/a 174 3000004
Timur Bekmambetov Executive Producer n/a 174 3000005
Klaus Badelt Executive Producer n/a 174 3000006
Rudolph Herzog Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Werner Herzog Screenplay n/a 120778 4000002
Dmitry Vasyukov Screenplay n/a 120778 4000003
Michael Tarkovsky Cinematographer n/a 402 6000001
Arthur Sibirski Cinematographer n/a 402 6000002
Gleb Stepanov Cinematographer n/a 402 6000003
Alexey Matveev Cinematographer n/a 402 6000004
Joe Bini Editor n/a 172 7000001
Alexey Stanevich Editor n/a 172 7000002
Dmitry Vasyukov Editor n/a 172 7000003
Maxim Perepelkin Editor n/a 172 7000004
Synopsis
Werner Herzog takes viewers on a journey to the Siberian Taiga, where 300 people live in the small village of Bakhtia at the river Yenisei, far from civilization and accessible only by boat or helicopter. Without phones, running water or access to modern medicine, the daily routines of the locals have gone almost unchanged for centuries. The life of this traditional community is seen through the activities of a trapper over the course of one year.