Plot 1. Republic of Mordovia. Autumn landscapes of fields and forests. The village of Podlesnaya Tavla. Houses decorated with wood sculpture and carvings. Wood carving school. Pupils in the classroom, in the workshops. The director of the school A.P. Gaushev talks about the art of wood carving, the history of the school. Plot 2. The fortieth anniversary of the folklore ensemble "Kelu" ("Birch"). Rehearsal of the ensemble (synchronously). Performance of the ensemble in nature. The girls dance around the fire and sing. The members of the ensemble are in the winter forest. The head of the ensemble V.S. Rodionov gives interviews (synchronously).