Sketches of Siberia

Ben van Lieshout Long documentary - 2015 - 74 min.
All ages

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In 1913, the Norwegian arctic explorer Fridtjof Nansen took part in an expedition to establish a trade route. He sailed from Scandinavia via the Arctic Ocean to the Siberian interior. En route, he took photographs and kept a diary. Using themes like colonialism, mineral exploitation and demographic and geopolitical developments, the film holds up his observations to the present. This associative documentary in the form of a road/boat movie looks for the human dimension, with its precarious balance.


Director(s) Ben van Lieshout
Producer(s) Ben van Lieshout
Production Company
Van Lieshout Filmproducties
Executive Producer
Tatyana Yassievich
Director of Photography
Visual Effects
Still Photography
Production Country