This film takes us into the world of old man Peter Sengepov, the last surviving Shaman of the Kazym River, who lives alone in the depths of the Siberian taiga. The region of the Khanty people is the basic source of oil recovery in Russia. About 70 percent of all Russian oil is extracted here. The oil companies actively buy huge territories in the North of Siberia. Indigenous people are compelled to leave these places, their own patrimonial territories, and so a modern civilization gradually absorbs an ancient culture.
Ivan Golovnev was born in 1978. He graduated from the Omsk State University, History department. In 2002 he finished college at the Sverdlovsk Film Studio in Ekaterinburg, department of directors of cinema and TV. In 2005 — he finished the Highest Courses of Film Writers and Directors in Moscow, department of film directors. He holds a PhD in Ethnology from the Institute of Ethnology and Anthropology of Russian Academy of Science. Winner and participant in international film festivals and film projects.