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American magazine writes about the flush of Yakut cinema
Yakutia 24 TV channel: The American edition journalists issued a large article, dedicated to the breakthrough of the Yakut cinema.
The main character of the article was Yakut director Stepan Burnashev. He told the tabloid about the start of his passion for cinema.
“I was wondering why we did not make films in Yakutia. I never dreamed that I would become a director,” Burnashev told the edition.
According to the director, the Yakut cinema demonstrates the everyday life of ordinary people, their culture and lifestyle in harsh northern conditions. Films are often based on local traditions and legends. That is what makes the Yakut cinema so successful.
“People are not making films here to make money, they are doing it for the sake of art. Life for us is a certain degree of survival, but at the same time, we try not to forget about art and the beautiful under such a harsh conditions,” adds Burnashev.
He tells that despite difficult conditions and minimal profits, many Yakut directors consider themselves lucky. This is a community of sincere movie fans motivated by the desire to create an interesting film that “can feed a soul.”
The article was illustrated by the work of Yakut photographer Aleksei Vasiliev.