Sunday 23 June 2019



Deptford Cinema
39 Deptford Broadway, Deptford, London SE8 4PQ


7 – 9pm



George Finlay Ramsay,
Book of Regrets. For Kamchatka

2018, Russia/United Kingdom, 20 minutes

Buy tickets here



The “gamouli” are spirits
who live inside everything
the trees
the rocks
& of course the volcanoes
at night they fly down from the tops of volcanoes
to catch whales
in the Bering Sea
& the Sea of Okhotsk
(one whale on each finger)
back at the top
as they feast on the whales
(a veritable barbecue)
the smoke goes up,
the blubber explodes
& rolls down down the flanks
when they’ve eaten themselves fat & happy
they begin to sing & beat the shaman's drum
HA HOO HA HOO HA HOO HA HOO
& the earth shudders for miles around

(Itelmen legend, as told by Dr. Viktoria Petrasheva)

I travelled across the world to burn a book of people’s regrets in a Kamchatkan volcano
but Kamchatka had other plans on me.


Mark