Sukunsa viimeinen

Pudana Last of The Line

Domestic title:
Sukunsa viimeinen
Markku Lehmuskallio, Anastasia Lapsui
Markku Lehmuskallio, Anastasia Lapsui
Jouko Aaltonen
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Young nenets-girl Neko is taken against her will from her family´s tepee to a boarding school in a Russian village. For the first time in her life Neko finds herself surrounded by a foreign language and culture, and rebels against the attempts to turn her into Russian. Bullied by her schoolmates and pressured by the teachers, Neko decides to run away and return to her family. She talks her fellow nenets boy Parasi from the school into fleeing with her. The children´s flight in the icy forests and tundra is short-lived and the return to the school and their new Russian life inevitable.

The story is told through the memories of Neko. Now grown up she´s concious of all the good the school gave her. But something esential has changed for good; Neko – the last of her kind – has been alienated from her extincting heritage for good.
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