In Yamal foreign filmmakers are making a film about the Arctic Winter Games
15:06 3 февраля 2020
Категории: News in English
Filmmakers Martin O’Brien from Australia and Naomi Mark from Canada are working in Yamal. They are making a documentary film dedicated to the 50th anniversary of the Games and ordered by the Arctic Winter Games Committee. The filmmakers have already visited Norway, Finland, several regions of Canada, Alaska, and also they signed the contract with a film crew that would send materials from Greenland. They admitted that their impressions of Yamal were the most amazing.
Here the filmmakers got acquainted with the Arctic all-around sportsmen Maksim Salinder and Yuriy Laptander. The guests are surprised that in small villages of Yamal sport accompanies northerners since childhood. They paid attention to the fact that the young men are proud of their region and achievements, they are confident in themselves and really want to win.
According to Martin, when making the film they focus on the time left before the Games. In one of the Canadian provinces there were 100 days left before the start, now — 90. Each team is at its own stage of preparation. The filmmakers look at stories of definite athletes and film them during training, and after that they will accompany the young people already in Whitehorse.
According to the filmmakers, the main message of the film will be about the power of sport, since it unites not only different people and cultures of different regions, but also helps small communities in their development, gives people hope, dreams and goals. The documentary makers gave an example of biographies of participants in the first games, who had built the sports career owing to this experience.
According to Naomi, this is the first film of this kind, and the authors are confident of its success, as it can be interesting to a large number of people around the world. Great curiosity is aroused not only by sport, but also by the North itself, especially since the authors focus not on one northern country, but on many countries of the circumpolar space.
The filmmakers say that the film was originally intended for 15-20 minutes, but now they think that it will turn out to be a real full-length work.
They would like to share it with all the countries, where making of the film took place, and promised that people would see it for sure.