In the Tundra, Arctic region of Yakutia, the weather is unbearable. During the winter months, the temperatures drop to -65°C. There is no phone service, electricity or roads. Living in such conditions amounts to constantly fighting nature and yourself.
On a quest for freedom and independence, Sacha raises his herd of 1000 reindeers there. He lives in the Tundra the majority of the year, looking after the herd. The lack of roads makes getting around very complicated. Living in such conditions means a constant fight with the elements and with yourself. He gets by on his own by virtue of his environment which is slowly transforming before his eyes due to the climate change.
Actually, most of the nomadic tribes have suffered a decline in their population due to the climate disruption which makes the working conditions more and more difficult; a lot of people choosing to go to Yakutsk where they can make a decent living from their work. Sacha is attached to this way of life but he appears to be one of the last representatives of an endangered world. The grueling life in the high north has one asking himself the toughest question ever, that of knowing who we really are.