Sámi Shorts 

The screening of five short films gives a voice to Sámi filmmakers, stories and actors.

I Will Always Love You Conny

It’s minus degrees 30 Celsius and Conny, aged 20, walks around like a worried criminal, hood up, in a forgotten little village in the far north of Sweden. He is not welcome anywhere, and the whole community seems to hate him. Yesterday he panicked and left his girlfriend when she was in labour – but he’s had a change of heart and wants to go back. But what does he have to do to make her forgive him?

Orig. title: I Will Always Love You Kingen
Director: Amanda Kernell
Country: Sweden
Year: 2017
Duration: 31 min
Daughter of the Sun

Ánne is attending a writer’s course. She is met with racial prejudices because of her Sami ethnicity. A writing assignement gives her the courage to confront a fragile memory, a wound that cuts deep.

Orig. title: Beaivvi Nieida
Director: Sara Margrethe Oskal
Country: Norway
Year: 2018
Duration: 11 min
O.M.G (Oh Máigon Girl)

The midnight sun is shining; two teenage girls are bored with their small village. They want some adventure, so they decide to hitch hike somewhere else – not without risks.

Orig. title: Hilbes biigá
Director: Marja Bål Nango
Country: Norway
Year: 2015
Duration: 18 min
Birds in the Earth

The Sámi dance students, Birit and Katja Haarla, dance through the villages and lost woods of Sámi land all the way to the south, to Helsinki, where the important decisions are made. The accent is on the ownership of Sámi land and the Sámi people´s rights in today’s Finland, the Sámi being the indigenous people of Fennoscandia. The polarity of Nature and the Western way of life is filtered through humour.

Director: Marja Helander
Country: Finland, Norway
Year: 2018
Duration: 11 min
The Sámi Have Rights

This is a trilogy about Norway’s shame.

Orig. title: Sámiin leat rievttit
Director: Elle-Márjá Eira, Mai-Lis Eira
Country: Norway
Year: 2019
Duration: 11 min