Staying With the Trouble

14 min / 2018 / HD Video / 2K / CGI

This short hybrid documentary follows a Kazakh berkutchi (eagle-hunter) on his journey to tame his wild eagle, Sadak. Through the unique bond between the hunter and the eagle, the film offers a thought-provoking exploration of power relations that exist in a world torn between security crises and an insatiable hunger for hyper-connectivity. The film oscillates between states of control and submission, with the berkutchi, Sadak, a judoist, and a border control officer offering viewers their own bodily interpretations of the constantly shifting power scales.



Directed and produced by: Alyona Larionova
Story by: Alyona Larionova
Cinematographer: Vladimir Ushakov
Voice: Tariye Peterside
Animation: Maria Margarita J. Moyano
Julian Perez
Sound design & mix: Pablo Valverde
Music: Jefre Cantu-Ledesma
Colorist: Alex Grigoras