Poroerotus

In a forest in Finland reindeer are disturbed by a sudden noise of an engine. They are soon driven into a coral by a helicopter and a group of beaters. The annual reindeer selection, the Poroerotus, begins. From the beginning, it is the animal´s point of view which dominates. Man makes an incursion into the natural surroundings, which are presented as a seperate world.
The three-day raid is filmed from the reindeer´s point of view. The camera wanders amid the herd, observes the men through the fences, but sometimes crosses over to the other side ... A piece by Sibelius is heard, the spectacle takes on a tragic aspect.

(Prod.-note)

Orig. Title
Proroerotus
Year
2000
Countries
Austria, Finland
Duration
45 min
Category
Documentary
Orig. Language
not specified
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Poroerotus (Image)
Credits
Director
Clemens Haider, Andreas Horvath
Music
Jean Sibelius
Production
Andreas Horvath, Clemens Haider
Supported by
Arcada Polytechnic University Espoo, Land Salzburg
Available Formats
Betacam SP PAL (Distribution Copy)
Format of Color
colour