“The Whale from Lorino” by Maciej Cuske were recognised by the jurors at local film festival in Batumi, Georgia. Documentary filmwas considered best in their respective categorie.

Batumi International Art-House Film Festival is one of the most important cultural events in Georgia. The annual international festival is a place where both famous and aspiring artists from all over the world exchange expriences and present their achievements. Every year, the program includes famous and popular titles as well as those less known and completely independent.

Maciej Cuske’s The Whale from Lorino captivated the jurors of the international documentary competition. The award-winning film tells the story of people who live in one of the most inaccessible and hostile places on Earth – the Chukchi Peninsula Separated from Alaska by a narrow strait, the Peninsula lies at the north-eastern tip of Eurasia, bordered by the Chukchi Sea to the north and the Bering Sea to the south. It is currently inhabited by Russians, Chukchi, and Eskimos. The film shows how the ancient tradition of whale hunting brings together various members of the local community.

More information about the festival is available on its official website.