Two exciting things

The first one is–the book I am writing based on my research among Veps of Karelia (a.k.a. my Fulbright project) is now under advance contract with University of Toronto Press.  It should be finished and submitted to the editor by the end of the summer.

The other exciting thing is, I have been working on all the documentary footage I shot about the Vepsian Ethnographic Museum in the village of Sheltozero, while doing fieldwork for this same project, and as a result of my collaboration with a fantastic editor, Asya Danilova, on it is shaping up to be a 55-minute long ethnographic film, with a working title “Museum Night.”  We are now polishing up the rough cut and working on the subtitles, and it should be ready in the next couple of weeks.