I just watched Happy People: A Year in the Taiga
, a documentary. Found it fascinating, especially about how hand-made tools were used. The name of the movie is unfortunate, in my opinion, because it evokes images of 'happy people' dancing and singing Kumbaya (o.k., wrong nation). They were more like people who have come to terms with their life (I hope I'm right in saying that) and are more 'content' than happy. I may be wrong--- watch it an see.
In the center of the story is the life of the indigenous people of the village Bakhtia at the river Yenisei in the Siberian Taiga. The camera follows the protagonists in the village over a period of a year. The natives, whose daily routines have barely changed over the last centuries, keep living their lives according to their own cultural traditions. The expressive pictures are accompanied by original sound bites quoting the villagers."
Happy People: A Year in the Taiga (2010) - IMDb