OLD MAN AND THE MOOSE
Courtesy of Old Man and the Moose
Directed by: Joosep Matjus
Venue: Carnegie Institution for Science
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OLD MAN AND THE MOOSE (Estonia, 2009, 36 min.)
Selection from Matsalu Nature Film Festival, Estonia
Program introduced by Tiit Mesila, Festival Director, Matsalu Nature Film Festival.
Harri has been studying moose and their inner natures for more than 30 years. For him, moving around with the moose on the wetland, where he converses with them in “moose language” has become a ritual of sorts. It may seem bizarre to bystanders when a man makes a show of presenting his ears to the animals and mimics their groaning and moaning, but for Harri the dream of his life is to take the guise of a moose. All of the animals filmed are completely free to come and go when and where they want. Seeing an eight-member wolf pack on camera is a rarity, as is the mating of the moose, which Harri was able to witness for the first time in his life. In Estonian with English subtitles. Directed by Joosep Matjus. Produced by Riho Västrik.
Thanks to The Trust for Mutual Understanding for their support of this program.
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