Toyon Kyyl

Set in Yakutia in 1930 – a time in rural Siberia when the Soviet presence is just
starting to cast its shadow – this exquisite film follows the story of an elderly
couple, Mikipper and Oppuos. One morning in the midst of the coldest winter
in years, Mikipper returns from attending to their cows to see that an eagle has
taken up residence outside their home. Worried that the eagle may attack their
animals, but fearful of hurting this sacred being, the couple presents the bird
with fresh meat as an offering, with hopes it will leave.

Duration 1 Hour 20 Minutes
Language Yakut
Year 2018
Indigenous Nation

Director Eduard Novikov