Gatherers of Sea Grass

Russia, France, 2016, 70 min.


Maria Murashova


Vlad Ketkovitch,
Anne-Catherine Witt


Maria Murashova

Rights Holder

Ethnogeographic Research Foundation


Marina Levashova


Ethnogeographic Research Foundation, Macalube Films

Once village Rebolda on the edge of the Big Solovetsky island was inhabited. Now it comes back to life only once a year, in the summer, when brigade of seasonal workers comes here to gather sea weed for the Archangelsky weed factory. On a low tide they go to the sea on their wooden boats and scythe sea weed with their long-stalk scythes. Then they hang it on barbed wire and dry it. When workers leave, only one person remains on the island – keeper with his dog. He will live here until next May, when brigade comes back.

2016 National Festival of Debut Films “Motion” (Russia) – Best Documenatry
DOKer IDFF (Russia) – Best Cinematography
Maria Murashova - 1

Maria Murashova

Born in 1984 in Izhevsk, Russia. A graduate of the Saint Petersburg State University of Cinema and Television, director’s department. Her student films POMERANYE (2008), ALPHABET OF FEARS (2010) and GENERATION GAMES (2011) have been successful at a number of Russian and international festivals. GATHERERS OF SEA GRASS is her first feature.

Selected filmography

2016 Gatherers of Sea Grass