In the middle of the Arctic, the Yamal Peninsula is the symbol of the Russian energetic hyperpower. In 2020, it became the world’s largest gas exploitation area. In Yamal, Nenets practice reindeer herding as a nomadic way of life, and they have been moving their herds between northern summer pastures and southern winter pastures for more than 200 generations. But will they survive to greed and industrialism?
The documentary, a polar and environmental western, describes the materialization of the North-East passage and the disappearance of the last Siberian transhumance route. The success of the former may result in the extinction of the latter.