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The Ghost of Piramida

Director Andreas Koefoed follows the Danish band Efterklang on their 9 day audio expedition to ghost town Piramida on Spitsbergen, located just a thousand kilometres from the North Pole and home to more polar bears than people.
Accompanied by their taciturn and not visibly impressed Russian polar bear guard, the group goes on a treasure hunt in the empty buildings of the ghost town, while the narrator, the former Piramida-citizen Alexander, takes us back to a bygone era when Piramida flourished and the immigrant Russian miners and their families lived in a Soviet parallel society far from the brutal reality of their homeland.
Efterklang collected over a thousand sound recordings for the album Piramida they later wrote and recorded in Berlin

Ritman Library – Amsterdam