Along the banks of the Pinega, forests inhabited by wild animals and withering villages stretch. It is not so easy to get into them, the roads are washed away by water, so in summer the way here is possible only by boat. Local women honor traditions and remember old songs. Beliefs, conspiracies, funeral cries and lamentations they pass on to each other from mouth to mouth. The polyphony of this wilderness becomes the leitmotif of the entire film, a documentary musical, a hypnotic journey through the northern settlements of Russia.