TREASURES FROM THE ARCHIVES: A NIGHT OF STÁLLU TROLLS 25.1.2018 16:00 SIIDA

RERUN: 27.1.2018 18:30 SIIDA

 

 

Mo Sámi váldet

Sápmi/Norway, 1983, 30′

Director: Skule Eriksen, Kåre Tannvik

Music: Nils-Aslak Valkeapää

Languages: Sámi, Norwegian; subt. English

An internationally awarded documentary on how Norway, a state governed by law, got into a difficult situation after it decided to harness an important salmon river. The protests of the River Alta gave rise to the film.

 

 

Even If a Hundred Ogres… / Vaikko cuođi stálu…

USA, 1996, 56′

Director: Joel L. Freedman

Producer: Cinnamon Productions, NRK

Languages: North Sámi; subt. English

In a classical play by the Sámi theatre Beaivváš, the Sámi fight against frightening stállus, or trolls, which come back to haunt them across centuries in different forms: as priests, teachers, soldiers and constructors of hydro-electric power plants. The U.S. recording was done during the Lillehammer Olympic Games in 1994 and is introduced by actress Joanne Woodward.

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