7 SÁMI STORIES
2015, 86:00 minutes, colour, Various languages, English subtitles
7 SÁMI STORIES is a collection of short movies. The Sámi people are an indigenous Finno-Ugric people inhabiting the Arctic area of Sápmi. In this compelling collection of short movies, seven directors and three producers each shot a film, in a span of six weeks using the same film team in the village Kautokeino on the vast tundra of Sápmi (Northern Europe). 7 SÁMI STORIES will take you on a journey deep into the heart of Sápmi giving voice to contemporary Sami storytellers who embody visions of a new generation of filmmakers.
You will meet dark dancing forces that haunt a young reindeer herder, young girls departing on a dangerous hitchhiking adventure, and a man who escapes emotionally from his ailing wife. You will hear the healing voice of ancestors and witness a true story of priests burning Sami hats. You will be astonished by the power of love being divided by the forces of nature and finally entertained by a rebellious and political comedy about a Sami uprising.
Titles and Directors
SÁMI BOJÁ" by Elle Sofe Henriksen, 9 min
HILBES BIIGÁ (OH MÁIGON GIRL)" by Marja Bål Nango, 18 min
ELLOS SÁPMI (LONG LIVE SÁPMI) by Per Josef Idivuoma, 12 min
IĐITSILBA (BURNING SUN) by Elle Márjá Eira, 12 min
EDITH & ALJOSJA" by Ann Holmgren, 8 min
ÁILE JA ÁHKKU (ÁILE AND GRANDMOTHER) by Silja Somby, 12 min
GIKSAŠUVVAN (EALLI THE AFFLICTED ANIMAL) by Egil Pedersen, 15 min
For more information on each director go to: http://www.isf.as/eng/films/7samistories/
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