Film Screening: Life of Ivanna

The Indigenous Siberia Group invites filmmaker Renato Borrayo Serrano to campus to present and discuss the documentary film Life of Ivanna (2021).

The Indigenous Siberia Group presents a screening of the 2021 documentary, Life of Ivanna, Monday, October 23, 2023. The event will open with an introduction by Varvara Korkina (Institute for Arctic Studies, Dartmouth College) on issues of the Taimyr Peninsula and the Russian Arctic. Following the film will be a Q&A session with filmmaker Renato Borrayo Serrano and Ksenia Bolshakova, an Indigenous language activist from Taimyr.

The film follows Ivanna, an Indigenous Nenets single mother of five, in her twenties, who lives on the Taimyr Peninsula in the Siberian Arctic. She leads a traditional nomadic life, driving her herd of reindeer in the tundra like her family had done for centuries, but soon Ivanna must make a dramatic decision to abandon her traditional lifestyle. There is no way back; Ivanna wishes to take life into her own hands and secure a future for herself and her five children.

The screening will be held in the Loew Auditorium, 7:00-9:30 PM.


Watch the trailer:



This event is supported by the Leslie Center for the Humanities.