Music Box Films has debuted the first trailer and new photos for director Werner Herzog's documentary Happy People: A Year in the Taiga. The filmmaker takes us to the remote Siberian village of Bakhta, where 300 fur trappers live in harmony, going without things that we take for granted, such as telephones, running water, and medical supplies. Take a look at this new footage and photos to immerse yourself in this unorthodox landscape.
With Happy People: A Year in the Taiga, Werner Herzog takes viewers on yet another unforgettable journey into remote and extreme natural landscapes. The acclaimed filmmakerpresents this visually stunning documentary about the life of indigenous people living in the heart of the Siberian Taiga.
Deep in the Siberian wilderness, far away from civilization, 300 people inhabit the small village of Bakhta at the river Yenisei. There are only two ways to reach this outpost: by helicopter or boat. There's no telephone, running water or medical aid. The locals, whose daily routines have barely changed over the last centuries, live according to their own values and cultural traditions. With insightful commentary written and narrated by Herzog, Happy People: A Year in the Taiga follows one of the Siberian trappers through all four seasons of the year to tell the story of a culture virtually untouched by modernity.