2015 - Ongoing
In the far southeast of Estonia, looking at the Russian soul from this side of Lake Peipsi, we meet the politically unrecognized region of Setomaa, self-proclaimed in 1994 by the Setos, his native people of Ungro-Finnic origin. Today more than ever, the Setos feel the need to preserve - especially for future generations - an identity that, over the centuries, has seen borders move like pieces of a puzzle, still unsolved today. The element that most distinguishes the Setos is a strongly identity culture linked to ancient traditions and indigenous customs, where women play a fundamental role. Hence the festive occasions, between the sacred and the profane, between the solemnity and the goliardia, become fundamental moments in which the Setos, Estonians and Russians, meet and try to defend their future and their uniqueness, above all trying to involve younger generations.