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FF2 Overview of the 5th Annual Sámi Film Festival

A pregnant widow steals silver from a dead body in order to survive and feed her daughter. A woman suffocates from a goiter in the mountains and reflects more on life than on death. Two young female survivors of sexual abuse refuse to be silenced. These are the powerful stories of Sámi women (indigenous to Northern Scandinavian) as told through the skillful lens of the tribe’s female directors at the 5th annual Sámi Film Festival.… read more.


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.