Sápmi/Norway, 2021, 43 min. / Documentary

Director/Screenwriter: Ørjan Marakatt Bertelsen (Sea Sámi)

Language: Norwegian, Sámi, subt. English

Finnish premiere.

A warm and close-to-earth portrait of a proud, ninety-year-old Sámi woman and about the longing that she feels for her lost culture and connection with nature. Inger Ellen and her family lost their pastures when a hydro-electric power plant and a dam was built in their area in 1971. The film shows how society tramples on traditional Sámi rights and how the Truth and Reconciliation Commission attemps to expose the unjustices. The film does not only focus on the exploitation of the basis of life, but also of identity.

Movie trailer