Markku Lehmuskallio (1938) was a forest ranger at first. He started making films after he lost all his possessions in a fire. He has made nature films for Finnish TV has directed 26 films since 1973. Together with his spouse, Anastasia Lapsui, they have directed more than 10 films about the Nenets, the Sami, and other indigenous peoples from around the world. His 1980 film * Raven's Dance* was entered into the 30th Berlin International Film Festival, where it won an Honourable Mention.
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