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DOCUMENTARY FEATURE | 85 MIN | 2013

AATSINKI: THE STORY OF ARCTIC COWBOYS

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In the frozen forests of Finnish Lapland, where temperatures are regularly sub-zero and winter nights last up to twenty-four hours, brothers Aarne and Lasse Aatsinki carry on the generations-old tradition of reindeer herding as the leaders of a local collective that manages the last group of wild reindeer left in the country. Though these rugged modern cowboys navigate the terrain on snowmobiles and ATVs rather than horses, their intricate bond with the land and their herd has allowed them to preserve their way of life in one of the harshest climates imaginable.

This gorgeously lensed documentary from director Jessica Oreck (Beetle Queen Conquers Tokyo) quietly follows the Aatsinki brothers through the changing seasons over the course of a year, from helicopter rides over thousands-strong herds of reindeer and panoramic vistas across endless acres of forest to the intimate moments enjoyed between families at the fireside. Share in the hard work, daily rituals and small joys that make up life in the unforgiving landscape above the Arctic Circle.

—Ian Hollander
Film Information
Year: 2013
Length: 85 minutes
Language: Finnish
Country: Finland
Premiere: World
Cast & Credits
Director: Jessica Oreck
Screenwriter: Jessica Oreck
Producer: Jessica Oreck, Rachael Teel
Editor: Jessica Oreck
Director of Photography: Jessica Oreck
Co-Producer: Jari Etelälahti
Cast: Aarne Aatsinki, Lasse Aatsinki, Raisa Korpela
Press Contacts

Print Source
Jessica Oreck
Myriapod Productions
New York, 10024
Phone: 646 825 1641
jessica.oreck@gmail.com

Press Contact
Jim Browne
Argot Pictures
Brooklyn, NY
Phone: 718 369 1180
jim@argotpictures.com

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About the Director(s)
JESSICA ORECK’s award-winning documentary feature Beetle Queen Conquers Tokyo played theatrically around the world and aired on PBS’s Independent Lens. She is currently working on another feature film and several short animated projects, including the recently released web series Mysteries of Vernacular.

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