Tystnaden i Sápmi – The Silence in Sápmi

Sápmi/Sweden/Norway, 2021, 72 min. / Documentary

Director: Liselotte Wajstedt

Producer: Linn Henriksen, Liselotte Wajstedt, Katja Härkönen

Language: Swedish, subt. Finnish

Finnish premiere.

For generations, sexual abuse has been a taboo among indigenous peoples. This has led to suicides and problems in mental health in the Sámi community too. Victims have resorted to silence as a way of coping, but the young women Marion and Ida feel that keeping silent benefits no-one. It is time to make the problem visible by speaking up.

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