Indigenous Peoples´Film and TV Production Event

Programme

Siida Museum, Inari Jan. 23rd - 26th, 2003

| Thursday Jan 23rd, Children´s Festival | | Friday Jan 24th | | Saturday Jan 25th | | Sunday Jan 26th |

Thursday Jan 23rd, 2003: Children´s Festival

9 a.m.-3 p.m.

 

Siida

Sámi and Hawaiian programmes for children and young people


6 p.m.

 

Northern Lights Theatre

Meahcce Vulle & SámeLuovis

7 p.m.

 

Northern Lights Theatre

Music from Samoa and Sámiland

Thurday's Documentaries

5 p.m.

 

Siida

Sámi Radio I: From Kaijukka to Kekkonen
40 years since the first TV-documentary by Oula Näkkäläjärvi and 30 years since Sámi radio began to operate in Inari.

Antero Ruuhonen & Oula Näkkäläjärvi: Poazovázzi (1963) 30'
Probably the first documentary in the world written by a Sámi. Aslak Juuso's family moves around in north-western Lapland, for the last few times in the history of Finnish nomadism.

Produced by: Finland's Television

Juhani Nousuniemi & Aila Rantala: Sammelin laki - Sammeli's Law (1976) 40'
Documentary on Karhu-Sammeli's (Sammeli "the Bear", whose family name was Morottaja) visit with "the king". Did President Urho Kekkonen promise Sámi Law to Sammeli and his adjutants?

Produced by: Yleisradio TV1


6.30 p.m.

 

Siida

Sámi Radio II: Minorities within a Minority
The First Inari Sámi and Skolt Sámi documentaries in the world. Subtitles in Finnish.

Ella Sarre & Sulo Aikio: Aanaar eennam - The Land of Inari (1983), 35'
Documentary on the life of people by Lake Inari in the early 1980's.

Produced by: Yleisradio TV2, SVT

Elli Rantala, Sulo Aikio ym: Treffan peäccamne'kk - Trifon from Petchenga (1983) 20'
Documentary on the Scolt Sámi and the Orthodox heritage of Trifon.

Produced by: Yleisradio TV 2, SVT


8 p.m.

 

Siida

Sámi Radio III: One Nation, Two Programmes
The first joint Nordic Sámi tv-productions, a documentary and drama, created in co-operation between Norwegian, Swedish and Finnish Sámi Radios.

Per Niia, Kalle Mannela, Johs. Kalvemo, Sulo Aikio : And Then Came the Flood (1976) 35'
Critical Sámi perspective into water regulation in Sámi territories in three nations in the 1970s.

Produced by: Sámi Radio / NRK, SVT, YLE

Iisko Sara, Frode Grönmo, Kalle Mannela: Mosquito Shelter (1987) 25'
A mischievous description of the arrival of mosquitos in Lapland and their effect on human soul.

Produced by: Sámi Radio / NRK, SVT, YLE

Friday Jan 24th, 2003

9 a.m.

 

Siida

Prelude: From Sápmi to Samoa
Musical Images from Samoa and the Sámi Land with Angelit, King Kapisi, Wimme, Transjoik, Orbina and Mari Boine!


10 a.m.

 

Siida

Greetings
Free entry!


10.15 a.m.

 

Siida

Discussions: "Aloha, Hawaii!"
Hawaiian film production introduces itself. 'Aha Punana Leo has specialiced in the revival of Hawaiian language, and it has been acting for the issue of indigenous people for 20 years. Visiting director Kalaiokona Ontai from Hawaii. Free entry!


11 a.m.

 

Siida

Two Ways to Steal a Country
How were Hawaii and Sámi Land conquered? Two snappy documentaries from the indigenous point of view.

Puhipau, Joan Lander: Act of War - The Overthrow of the Hawaiian Nation (1993) 57'
Hawaiian view on how the Kingdom of Hawaii was overthrown with military force 110 years ago and brought under the rule of the United States.

Produced by: Na Maka o ka 'Aina

Skule Eriksen, Kåre Tannvik, Knut Wislöf : Taking over the Sámi Land, (1980-83) 30'
An award-winning documentary born in the turmoil of Alta battle, showing how the Norwegian Nation of Justice was caught in a difficult situation. Subtitles in English.

Directed by: Skule Eriksen, Kåre Tannvik, Knut Wislöf
Produced by: Varanger-Film, Davvi Media


1 p.m.

 

Siida

Hawaii I: Return

David Kalama Jr: Kaho'olawe - Taking Back (1988) 56'

Impressive description of coming back to an island, which symbolizes all that the Hawaians have lost. Kaho'olawe was a field of U.S. military manoeuvres, until the Hawaians "conquered" it back with peaceful methods and started revitalising it.

Produced by: Kalama Productions

2 p.m.

 

Siida

Sápmi I: Heartbeats
Three documentaries, five stories on the big Sámi heart.

Jaana Niittyvuopio & John Erling Utsi: Art from The Heart (2002) 30'
A documentary on textile designer Seija Ranttila, songwriter Ulla Pirttijärvi and actor Ebba Joks, who works at Beaivváš Sámi theatre. Subtitles in Norwegian.

Produced by: NRK1/ Sámi Radio

Bjarne Store-Jakobsen: Pictures of My Life (2002) 30'
A documentary on artist Britta Marakatt-Labba and her life. Sámi mytology, nature and reindeer herding are the driving forces in Britta Marakatt Labbas life and art. Through her pictures we get a glimpse of unknown world, Sámi myths and stories as well as the tension between Christianity and Sámi religion. While talking with Britta, we get to know her life, her thoughts and the powers which guide her art and daily life. Subtitles in English.

Produced by: SVT

Johs. Kalvemo & John Erling Utsi: Wind in My Heart (2002) 30'

A commemorative programme on Sámi artist and cultural ambassador, the son of the Sun, Nils-Aslak Valkeapää (1943-2001) and his life. Subtitles in English.

Produced by: NRK1/ Sámi Radio & SVT Sápmi

4 p.m.

 

Siida

Skábmagovat - Back to the Roots I
Australian Aboriginals visited Inari in 1999, and Canadian Indians in 2000. Free entry!


5 p.m.

 

Siida

Treasures from the Archives - Anniversary Collage 15' + 70'
How to view the treasures? Jorma Lehtola, Art Director and expert on films about Lapland gives background information.
A Selection of treasures from the archives along the history of the 5-year old festival.
In Finnish, no subtitles available.


7 p.m.

 

Siida

Sápmi II: Reruns

Liv Inger Somby: My Home is in My Heart (2001) 58'
A warm documentary on the astonishing life of the 77-year-old Jouni Helander, and the sense of humour which has not been suppressed even by his tough past. Subtitles in English.

Produced by: NRK / Sámi Radio


Nils Gaup: Vanishing frontier (1993) 22,43'
On the vast tundra of the Kola peninsula in Russia, the ancient Sami tradition is still alive. But the Lovozero Sami are facing a new threat - privatization of their reindeer and their land, with no regard to their traditional lifestyle and culture.

Director/ Script: Nils Gaup
Produced by: Govat AS

Sámi Regional Educational Centre / Film Production course:
Ritva ja Xia - Ritva and Xia
, (2002) 15'

A dream-like portrait of reporter Ritva Torikka and her daughter, whom she adopted from China. Created in the course of Sámi manuscript education. Subtitles in Finnish.

 


9.30 p.m.

 

Northern Lights Theatre

The Sámi in the Night
Sámi Film at the Northern Lights Theatre (Dress warm!)

Johs. Kalvemo: I feel Nature Breathing (2002) 28'

Portrait of Johan Mattis Isaksen Eira. Subtitles in Norwegian (The film is in Sámi).

10.30 p.m.

 

Kultahovi Hotel

Concert at Kultahovi Hotel
Norwegian Sámi Ámmun Johnskareng sings and Skolt Sámi Tiina Sanila performs traditional leu'dd ballads.

Saturday Jan 25th, 2003

10 a.m.

 

Siida

Seminar on Mosku
Who was Aleksi "Mosku" Hihnavaara? How do the Skolt Sámi remember him? Researchers and film makers discuss.


11.30 a.m.

 

Siida

Hawaii II: Sounds from the Pacific

Les Blank, Meleanna Aluli Meyer, Chris Simon: Puamana (1991) 37'
A documentary on well-known Hawaian songwriter and the heir of a large musical family, "Auntie Irmgard" or Irmgard Farden Aluli - a film on music and dance, as well as the changing home island and the rapidly disappearing way of life. In English.

Produced by: Flower Films/ Meleanna Aluli Meyer

Hawaiian music 8'

Sámi Guest Star: Mari Boine - Vuolgge mu mielde Bássevárrái 12'


1 p.m.

 

Siida

Premiére:
Nils John Porsanger & Eilif Aslaksen: The Kidnapped (2002) 30'
Kidnapped is a film about people disconnected from their history. In this story we meet a Skolt Sámi woman, Aslaug Alise Mikkelsen, whose child was kidnapped by her ex-husband. The only thing that the boy knew about his mother was that she belonged to the Skolt Sámi people in the far north. The mother and her son, Gerhard finally met after 33 years in Neiden. In Norwegian and Finnish!

Produced by: NINNE FILM AS, Karasjok


2 p.m.

 

Siida

Sápmi III: On the Border
Sámi people on the border of identity and the Nordic legal system.

Anne Kjersti Björn: A Dedicated Non-Sámi (1996) 8'
Who are we and where do we come from? Since Norway became Norwegian, it has always been important to be of right descent in northern Norway. Subtitles in English.

Produced by: Barentsfilm A/S, Jan-Erik Gammleng

Johs. Kalvemo: Fear of the Boundless (2002) 28'
Until 1990's, the Norwegian security police surveilled many Sámi leaders and activists, which were considered left-wing extremists. Were there separatistic tendencies? When Johs. Kalvemo began to look for answers, he found out that he himself had been under surveillance from 1977 to 1992. Subtitles in English.

Produced by: NRK1/ Sámi Radio

Stein-Åge Isaksen: Joiking Lawyer (2002) 29'

As a boy Ánde Somby wanted to become a reindeer herder, but instead he became Doctor of Laws in 1999. It had passed 360 years since the earlier appointment of a Sámi Doctor. This funny documentary looks a lot like Ánde. Subtitles in English.

Produced by: NRK / Tromsö

4 p.m.

 

Siida

The Touch of Samoa I: Samoan Sisters
Samoan sisters live in New Zealand but in their films they return to their homeislands.

Sima Urale: Still-life (2001) 12'
A prize-winning short film by Sima Urale. The film that was made in New Zealand is about two elderly people and the power of love. In English.

Makerita Urale: Savage Symbols (2002) 45'

Samoan director explores the tattoo art of his people. The art has strong connection with the Samoan identity, even for those who have emigrated from Samoa. In English and in Samoan.

Produced by: Makerita Urale

Sima Urale: Reverse Resistance 4'
Sima Urale´s music video to her brother´s (King Kapisi) music.

 


6 p.m.

 

Siida

Sápmi I: Heartbeats (Rerun)
Three documentaries, five stories on the big Sámi heart.

Jaana Niittyvuopio & John Erling Utsi: Art from The Heart (2002) 30'
A documentary on textile designer Seija Ranttila, songwriter Ulla Pirttijärvi and actor Ebba Joks, who works at Beaivváš Sámi theatre. Subtitles in Norwegian.

Produced by: NRK1/ Sámi Radio

Bjarne Store-Jakobsen: Pictures of My Life (2002) 30'
A documentary on artist Britta Marakatt-Labba and her life. Sámi mytology, nature and reindeer herding are the driving forces in Britta Marakatt Labbas life and art. Through her pictures we get a glimpse of unknown world, Sámi myths and stories as well as the tension between Christianity and Sámi religion. While talking with Britta, we get to know her life, her thoughts and the powers which guide her art and daily life. Subtitles in English.

Produced by: SVT

Johs. Kalvemo & John Erling Utsi: Wind in My Heart (2002) 30'

A commemorative programme on Sámi artist and cultural ambassador, the son of the Sun, Nils-Aslak Valkeapää (1943-2001) and his life. Subtitles in English.

Produced by: NRK1/ Sámi Radio & SVT Sápmi

8 p.m.

 

Siida

Skábmagovat - Back to the Roots II
A selection of productions by the distant visitors of the festival: the Inuits from the autonomic region of the Nunavut in Canada visited Inari in 2001 and the Brasilian Indians in 2002. Free entry!


9.30 p.m.

 

Northern Lights Theatre

Hawaiians in the Night
Hawaiian films at the Northern Lights Theatre

Kala'iokona Ontai: Kalanimainu'u 20'
Talented surfer Puna'aikoa'e falls in love with beautiful Kalanimainu'u, and does not know the maiden´s gloomy secret

Vilsoni Hereniko : Just dancing (2000) 12'
Award-winning short film about a police officer's wife who rediscovers her Pacific soul and starts to dance on the beach.

Sima Urale: Sub-Cranium 4'
Sima Urale has directed this underwater music video to her brother´s (King Kapisi) music.


Vilsoni Hereniko: Just dancing


11 p.m.

 

Kultahovi Hotel

Get-together at Kultahovi Hotel
On Stage: Annukka Hirvasvuopio-Laiti and the cult band Motelli Skronkle. Music from Sámi Land and Tampere.

Sunday Jan 26th, 2003

10 a.m.

 

Siida

Sápmi IV: Destinies

Lisbeth Blind & John E.Utsi: Nils Nilsson Skum: Eallima govat (2002) 29'
Attention! This film is cancelled. Instead there will be this film:

Johs. Kalvemo: I feel Nature Breathing (2002) 28'

Portrait of Johan Mattis Isaksen Eira. Subtitles in Norwegian (The film is in Sámi).

Bjarne Store-Jakobsen: Totem (2002) 27'
A totem pole taken illegally from the Xanaksiyala people in British Colombia, Canada in 1929, symbolizes the indigenous peoples' struggle to reclaim their history and heritage. The Xanaksiyala tribe is part of the Haisla first nation. Cooperation between Sámi political activists and the Haisla Nation started in 1982, when Niillas Somby sought political asylum from the Haisla Nation. For the Haisla the return of the pole is of tremendous significance in the efforts to rejuvenate the Haisla culture. Subtitles in English.

Nils John Porsanger ja Eilif Aslaksen: The Kidnapped (2002) 30'
Kidnapped is a film about people disconnected from their history. In this story we meet a Skolt Sámi woman, Aslaug Alise Mikkelsen, whose child was kidnapped by her ex-husband. The only thing that the boy knew about his mother was that she belonged to the Skolt Sámi people in the far north. The mother and her son, Gerhard finally met after 33 years in Neiden. Subtitles in English.

Photography: Hallgrim Ødegård
Speaker, leu'dd : Tiina Sanila
Produced by: NINNE FILM AS, Karasjok



Noon

 

Siida

Hawaii III: The Power of Love

Kalaiokona Ontai: Ka'ililauokekoa, (2002) 80'

The one and only Hawaiian long film tells about a famous legend. Ka'ililauokekoa is the female chief of the Kauai Island. Her father has promised her to Keli'ikoa, but she falls in love with handsome Kauakahiali'i from Molokai. One night his magic flute attracts her away from home, but Keli'ikoa is not going to give up. He gets help from the owl god and mo'o kupua, a giant with tusks. Subtitles in English (and in Finnish).

Produced by: 'Aha Punana Leo

2 p.m.

 

Siida

The Touch of Samoa

Sima Urale: O Tamaiti - The Children (1996) 15'

Produced by: Kara Paewai

Sima Urale: Velvet Dreams (2000) 45'
Women of the Pacific have been used as odd, erotic creatures with bare breasts in numerous western works of art. In the sharp documentary drama by Samoan Sima Urale the fictional leading person follows these "velvet dreams" all the way to Tahiti, Australia, New Zealand and Seattle, U.S. He meets gallery owners, artists and other experts, but does he find the model or the artist?

Produced by: Topshelf Productions

Sima Urale: Sub-Cranium 4'
Sima Urale has directed this underwater music video to her brother´s (King Kapisi) music.

Produced by: Makerita Urale


4 p.m.

 

Siida

Postlude:
Replay of the Prelude: From Sápmi to Samoa
Musical Images from Samoa and the Sámi Land with Angelit, King Kapisi, Wimme, Transjoik, Orbina and Mari Boine!


5 p.m.

 

Siida

Treasures from the Archives - Anniversary Collage (Rerun)
A Selection of treasures from the archives along the history of the 5-year old festival. In Finnish, no subtitles available.

Further Infromations: Producer Sari Valkonen, tel. +358 (0)16 665 224, or +358 (0)400 678 609

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We reserve the right to make changes in the programme.

© Sámi Dáidaga Doarjja Searvi & SIIDA 2003, feedback: siida@samimuseum.fi, www.siida.fi/skabma