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.