The folk culture of the Eastern Slavs. Woodland.. (1989)

Film-document №51550 2 parts, Duration: 0:19:52 to collection Price category G
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Director: Afanasjeva N.

Script writers: Kalashnikov V.

Operators: Demin V.


The film is about surviving folk traditions in the villages of Polissya. Recommended by the state Committee of the USSR on public education as a textbook for higher educational institutions.

National culture | Traditions and customs | Educational films

Culture and Arts | Science

Reel №1

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Storks in the nest on the tree.

People sing and dance in the streets.

Near the house is a tractor.

Boys with bicycles.

Man raking hay.

The street wagon rides.


Said Vasily Tikhonovich, a resident of the village of Stodolichi the Gomel region.

Cart in the yard.

The ivy on the wall.

Family in the yard, people to answer questions.

Chickens in the yard.

Utensils in the oven.

Prayer before the meal.

The head of the family cuts the bread.

Distribution of bread to all members of the family.

Views of the lake, the story of Vasily Tikhonovich.

Cobwebs in the grass.

The village cemetery.

Says Maria Egorovna.

The woman shows the grave outside the fence of the cemetery.

Funeral procession.


The old lady at the grave.

The woman shakes her child in the cradle.

Interview women.

The baby in the cradle.

Says the old man.

Ritual songs before baking wedding loaf.





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Ritual songs, cooking loaf.

People wash their hands.

Joseph Says Maksimovich.

Sunset in the village.

The conversation with the family of Vasily Tikhonovich.

The young girl let the river wreaths.

The girls tell about the customs.

Wedding divination.

Cows are on the road.

Animals go home.

Said Vasily Tikhonovich.

Children look over the fence.

Vasiliy Tihonovich.

His wife.

Cows at the watering.

Ripples on the surface of the water.

Girl examines the clothes.

The woman wears an apron.

The girl takes the woman's skirt.

The house behind the fence.

People on the street.

Vintage loom.

Towels on the wall.

Talking granddaughter and grandmother.

An elderly man smokes in the yard.

The woman sets the table.


The woman opens the door.

The lights go out.

Burning candle on the table.

In the room people come.

The pictures on the walls, funeral songs.