Director: Andrzej Dybczak, Jacek Nagłowski

directed by Jacek Nagłowski, Andrzej Dybczak written by Andrzej Dybczak, Jacek Nagłowski co-operation Patryk Jordanowicz cinematographer Patryk Jordanowicz editing by Jacek Nagłowski sound Jacek Nagłowski, Robert Buczkowski, Michał Kostarkiewicz production managers Andrzej Dybczak, Magdalena Zych f/x Anna Giemzik, Przemysław Mastela produced by Centrala, ul. Godki 14, 11-042 Jonkowo, e-mail: co-financing Polski Instytut Sztuki Filmowej producers Agnieszka Janowska, Jacek Nagłowski world sales open

colour, 67′
Poland 2008


In Siberian forests lives the last family of the Evenki reindeer shepherds. They have recently lost their whole herd. Just like all other Evenks without reindeers, the family will soon have to move to another world. Their son, Kola, is already there. “Gugara” is the observational tale about the fall of small Siberian community. The film shows the world of ex-nomads and reindeer shepherds who are forced to abandon their former life style. This world is full of contradictions and emptiness.



  • International Days of Documentary Film “The Crossroads of Europe” in Lublin 2009 – Second Award
  • Cinéma du réel – International Documentary Film Festival, Paris – the Intangible Heritage Award (March 2008)

  • Kraków Film Festival, 2008 – the Golden Hobby-Horse Award, and the President of TVP S.A. Award
  • Era New Horizons International Film Festival, Wrocław 2008 – Award for directing debut in New Polish Films Competition
  • International Documentary and Anthropology Festival, Parnu 2008 (Estonia) – Grand Prix