RETURN OF THE MUSK OX, THE

2013 Films

RETURN OF THE MUSK OX, THE

MARCH
17
7:30 PM

Directed by: Vasily Sarana

Venue: Carnegie Institution for Science
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THE RETURN OF THE MUSK OX (Russia, 2008,  53 min.)

Selection from Matsalu Nature Film Festival, Estonia

Program introduced by Tiit Mesila, Festival Director, Matsalu Nature Film Festival.

The experiment of repopulating the Taimyr Peninsula with the musk ox, which began thirty years ago, has enriched Arctic biodiversity. Fifty oxen taken from North America have by now formed a population of several thousand head, providing genetic material for other Arctic areas as well. The film crew sets out to search for musk oxen in their new home at the northern tip of the Taimyr Peninsula in order to thoroughly get to know these bison-like animals. While following the trail of the musk ox along the northernmost latitudes of Eurasia, the crew also encounters other wildlife. In Russian with English subtitles. Directed by Vasiliy Sarana. Produced by Riho Västrik. Edited by Liina Trishkina.

Discussion with Tiit Mesila, Festival Director, Matsalu Nature Film Festival and filmmakers Riho Västrik and Liina Trishkina follows the screenings.

Thanks to The Trust for Mutual Understanding for their support of this program. 

Shown with OLD MAN AND THE MOOSE and A JOURNEY TO THE SOURCE OF THE LENA

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FREE. No reservations required.

Carnegie Institution for Science

Elihu Root Auditorium

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(Metro: Dupont Circle)

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