Herding the Last Wild Reindeer in Finland

Friday, January 24, 2014

Jessica Oreck describes documenting a year in the life of a family of reindeer herders in Finnish Lapland. She’s the producer/writer/director of the film “Aatsinki: The Story of the Arctic Cowboys,” which follows brothers Aarne and Lasse Aatsinki who live with their wives and children north of the Arctic Circle, where they lead a collective of traditional reindeer herders who manage the last group of wild reindeer in all of Finland. “Aatsinki: The Story of the Arctic Cowboys” is playing at IFC Center January 24-30.


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Comments [2]

Paul from NYC/Northern NJ

Oops. Sorry about my previous "caribou" comment. It was for the previous segment.

Jan. 24 2014 12:41 PM
Paul from NYC/Northern NJ

Reindeer is the same as caribou.

Does this help?


Jan. 24 2014 12:38 PM

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