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Stills from The Last Walk. A Sami woman looking into the distance, and a mountain or hill.
Oct 26
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Sámi Film Festival
Oct 26, 2019
10:00am - 5:00pm
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Our second Sámi Film Festival explores Sámi values, visions, and stories. The day of shorts and documentaries from Finnish, Norwegian, and Swedish Sámi includes panel discussions, filmmaker visits, and a happy hour. In partnership with Pacific Sámi Searvi. 

We are pleased to announce that Tor Tuorda and his daughter and joiker Astrid Tuorda will attend the festival and participate in a discussion following the screening of the documentary, GÁLLOK.

Documentary: GÁLLOK (Sapmi/Sweden/Norway) Director: Truls Anderssen
In this important documentary we follow Tor Tuorda as he reclaims his Sami surname and joins a group of environmental activists in Gállok to stop a mine in the Nordic wilderness. The Sami community hesitate to accept him as an informal leader of the resistance when he predicts a dark future for their land and their culture. Is he really a Sami? His old friend and miner Kjell doesn't think so, and rejects him in public and on social media. Is it possible for Tor to be accepted as a Sami and fight for Gállok?
Discussion with Tor Tuorda and Astrid Tuorda will follow the screening. 

We are also pleased to announce a collection of three short fiction works by circumpolar artists as part of the festival. 

Shorts: The Last Walk (Circumpolar) Directors: Anna Hoover, Mikisoq H. Lynge, and Jerri Thrasher
Produced by the Arctic Film Circle, a network of circumpolar indigenous filmmakers, The Last Walk is a collection of three works of short fiction stitched together to tell stories that highlight the common experiences indigenous people have undertaken in each filmmaker's specific home region. The films weave together traditional and contemporary storytelling techniques and ultimately present a new wave of Indigenous film in the Arctic—one that pays homage to our history as well as empowers a generation of modern storytellers.


Festival passes are now on sale! Tickets for individual shows will be available mid-October. 

Cost: Members: $25 all-day pass; $10 individual tickets.
General admission: $30 all-day pass; $13 individual tickets. 

We are happy to extend our membership price to our friends at the Pacific Sáami Searvi. Please contact Stina Cowan at [email protected] with issues or questions. 

Sámi Film Festival

Our second Sámi Film Festival explores Sámi values, visions, and stories. The day of shorts and documentaries from Finnish, Norwegian, and Swedish Sámi includes panel discussions, filmmaker visits, and a happy hour. In partnership with Pacific Sámi Searvi. 

We are pleased to announce that Tor Tuorda and his daughter and joiker Astrid Tuorda will attend the festival and participate in a discussion following the screening of the documentary, GÁLLOK.

Documentary: GÁLLOK (Sapmi/Sweden/Norway) Director: Truls Anderssen
In this important documentary we follow Tor Tuorda as he reclaims his Sami surname and joins a group of environmental activists in Gállok to stop a mine in the Nordic wilderness. The Sami community hesitate to accept him as an informal leader of the resistance when he predicts a dark future for their land and their culture. Is he really a Sami? His old friend and miner Kjell doesn't think so, and rejects him in public and on social media. Is it possible for Tor to be accepted as a Sami and fight for Gállok?
Discussion with Tor Tuorda and Astrid Tuorda will follow the screening. 

We are also pleased to announce a collection of three short fiction works by circumpolar artists as part of the festival. 

Shorts: The Last Walk (Circumpolar) Directors: Anna Hoover, Mikisoq H. Lynge, and Jerri Thrasher
Produced by the Arctic Film Circle, a network of circumpolar indigenous filmmakers, The Last Walk is a collection of three works of short fiction stitched together to tell stories that highlight the common experiences indigenous people have undertaken in each filmmaker's specific home region. The films weave together traditional and contemporary storytelling techniques and ultimately present a new wave of Indigenous film in the Arctic—one that pays homage to our history as well as empowers a generation of modern storytellers.


Festival passes are now on sale! Tickets for individual shows will be available mid-October. 

Cost: Members: $25 all-day pass; $10 individual tickets.
General admission: $30 all-day pass; $13 individual tickets. 

We are happy to extend our membership price to our friends at the Pacific Sáami Searvi. Please contact Stina Cowan at [email protected] with issues or questions. 

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