Chamisso’s Shadow, Part 2: Chukotka and Wrangel Island

Inspired by a traveler and explorer Adelbert von Chamisso (1781 – 1838), Ulrike Ottinger begins her journey to Kamchatka, Chukotka, Alaska and Aleutian Islands. Surrounded by wild seas and volcanoes, there live small nations who still keep their culture, languages and wisdom alive in their memory, despite the colonialist past. In this twelve hours long diary, Ulrike Ottinger shows us people and landmarks, animals and plants. The past interacts with the present, once again proving that the highroads and the forest paths of world history are so close to each other.

Ulrike Ottinger

Ulrike Ottinger, German filmmaker, screenwriter, painter, photographer, traveler and professor. In her works, she successfully joins the masterclass, fiction and craftsmanship. In 1986, her documentary film China. The Arts – The People received the German Film Critics Award. At 2007 Ottinger’s film Prater got the same prize.