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First-time filmmaker Amanda Kernell takes on daunting ‘Sami’ history

Sami Blood — the first film from Sweden made partially in the south Sami language and depicting the sad history of the Sami people – was a daunting responsibility for first-time filmmaker Amanda Kernell to take on. In the 1930s, the indigenous Sami people were restricted by the Swedish government, educated in boarding schools (where they were considered an inferior race), and forced to undergo dehumanizing biological more.