Camp on The Wind’s Road


Camp on The Wind’s Road

Runtime : 1h
Country : Russia
Director : Natasha Kharlamova
Genre : Documentary


On the edge of a path, a ritual is quickly organised. A few pieces of wood constitute a small pyre where sweets, bread and other food are left. In a lost corner of the steppe, the members of Belekmaa’s family have come together to honour her father who has just died. The spirit of the dead will be freed by feeding it with offerings. The wind is rising. Suddenly and violently. And a hailstorm assails the small group. It is difficult not to see it as the sign from the spirits… Belekmaa is a young woman in a nomad family from Tuva, in southern Siberia. After the death of her father, she settles in the family encampment, shaken by the discovery of responsibilities as well as the disappearance of the traditions that were protected by her father. Somewhere between an ethnographical film and an initiation story, Camp on the Wind’s Road is situated in the tradition of Russian documentary filmmaking, where strong personalities are always in the grasp of higher natural or spiritual elements, triggering dramatic accounts with an anti-spectacular approach.

Director’s Biography

Nataliya Kharlamova

Born in 1978 in Moscow. In 2002, graduated from the Moscow State University’s School of Journalism. Student of Alexander Lapin, photographer and photography theorist. Has working experience as photo editor and photo researcher. Since 2009 engaged in her own documentary photo projects. Author of several exhibitions and winner of Russian and international photo contests. In 2017, graduated from the Marina Razbezhkina and Mikhail Ugarov School of Documentary Film and Theater.