NENETS: TRACKING THE SACRED 26.1.2018 17:00 SIIDA
Pyhä / Sacred
Finland, 2017, 74′
Director/Screenwriter: Anastasia Lapsui (Nenets), Markku Lehmuskallio, Johannes Lehmuskallio
Languages: Finnish, Nenets, English; subt. English
Sacred is an ancient concept, but what does it mean? Are humans, the land, power, a temple and mother sacred? To grasp the concept, we need to know something about our ancestors’ approach to that which is sacred. The film examines sacredness in different parts of the world from the aboriginal Uluru Mountain to a Spanish temple and from the thoughts of Bishop Wille Riekkinen to those of a reindeer herder in Saivaara.