SUNDAY 26.1.2020 – 12:00 SÁPMI: VOICES FROM THE NORTH SAJOS

 

Eallin lea guovttesuorat niehku / Life is a Two-Way Dream

Sápmi/Norway, 2019, 8 min. 

Director/Screenwriter/Producer: Gjert Rognli

Languages: North Sámi; subtitles: English

An experimental film which takes the spectator quickly into a changing world surrounded by division and globalisation. The wisdom of an ancient Sámi shaman gives rise to a different kind of interpretation and history.

World premiere.

 

Sámás muinna

Sápmi/Finland, 2019, 3 min.

Director: Ville-Riiko Fofonoff

Music: Mikkal Morottaja / Yle

Languages: Inari Sámi, North Sámi, Skolt Sámi

Sáárá Seipiharju, Teija Kaartokallio, Marianne Ketola and Teemu Titola rap about how important it is to speak one’s native language.

 

Kor e mine čorve?

Sápmi/Norway, 2019, 16 min.

Director: Máret-Inger Aslaksdatter Anti

Languages: Sámi; subt. English

Ravn’Asllat Lásse (Lars Aslaksen Anti) recalls the times in hospital in the 1950s, remembering how the children became estranged from the Sámi language.

 

Angelin erotus

Sápmi/Finland, 2019, 3 min. 

Director/Screenwriter: Ville-Riiko Fofonoff

Languages: –

A reindeer roundup in Angeli, Inari, from a new perspective.

 

Jearrat máttaráhkus / Ask the Foremothers

Sápmi/Finland, 2019, 4 min.

Director: Marja Viitahuhta

Screenwriter: Anna Näkkäläjärvi-Länsman (Sámi), Marja Viitahuhta

Producer: Anna Näkkäläjärvi-Länsman (Sámi)

Languages: North Sámi

A revival of a broken tradition and finding back to one’s roots are themes presented by this music video in which the sound world of the bowed lyre jouhikko and live electronics is combined with modern video art. The work is part of the work Nieguid duovdagat.

 

Fanas Jovnna

Sápmi/Finland, 2019, 9 min.

Director: Sakari Maliniemi

Producer: Sogsakk

Languages: North Sámi; subtitles: English

Jouni Laiti, a skilful artisan, keeps up the traditional art of boat making in the Teno Valley in Utsjoki.

 

Giitu Giitu / Thank you Lord

Sápmi/Norway, 2019, 6 min. 

Director/Producer: Elle Sofe Sara 

Languages: North Sámi; subt: English

Ecstatic religious trance has been part of the Laestadian revivalist tradition in the north. Through movement and sounds, the film reflects on how such affections have evolved and what their meaning has been.  

 

Saamsiǩ

Sápmi/Finland, 2019, 21 min.

Director/Screenwriter: Ville Fofonoff

Producer: Aune Musta / Sámi Duodji

Languages: Skolt Sámi; subt. Finnish

A documentary on making the headdress of a Skolt Sámi wife.

World premiere.