Life of Ivanna w/Q&A | Portraits in Permafrost

  • IU Cinema
  • October 21, 2022
  • IU Cinema
  • 1213 E. 7th Street, Bloomington, IN 47405
  • 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • Free but ticketed

Renato Serrano’s Life of Ivanna shadows a young single mother with five children inhabiting a nomadic sleigh cabin in the Russian tundra. Although the audience sees the Nenets woman attending to all her children’s needs and confidently heading her reindeer sleigh through the barely distinguishable landscape, Ivanna cannot sustain this life. Life of Ivanna provides us with an intimate representation of a family at the crossroads of isolation and inclusion, of tradition and adaptation, of loss and survival. [79 mins; documentary; Nenets and Russian with English subtitles] A Q&A with Dr. Marya Rozanova-Smith and Prof. Stephanie Kane will follow the screening.

Life of Ivanna w/Q&A | Portraits in Permafrost