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4th Annual Sámi Film Festival

Date & Time

Sat, Oct 30, 2021
12:30pm - 3:30pm PST

Location

2655 NW Market Street
Seattle, WA 98107
Tel : 206.789.5707

On October 30 join the National Nordic Museum for the fourth annual Sámi Film Fest. This year, we are once again partnering with Scandinavia House in New York and the Pacific Sámi Searvi in Seattle for this must-see hybrid event, which explores Sámi values, visions, and stories through film. There will be an opportunity to participate both in-person and virtually, from anywhere in the world. The program will include a great selection of contemporary Sámi documentaries and short films. A virtual panel discussion with directors will also take place during the festival; please check back here for more details and information closer to the date.

Onsite screenings will take place at the National Nordic Museum on October 30. Tickets available now: $15 for Members and $20 for general admission (includes entire program). Fill out the form below to purchase tickets for Museum event.

Virtual screenings will be available October 29-November 1. National Nordic Museum members use the code Nordic to receive Member discount. 

PURCHASE VIRTUAL SCREENING 

As per King County mandate, all attendees age 12 and older on October 30 must provide: proof of vaccination or negative COVID19 test taken within 72 hours.

Please note that purchasing ticket for October 30 screening at Museum does not provide access to virtual screening. Purchasing tickets for virtual screenings does not allow access to October 30 event at the Museum. If you wish to do both, please purchase both tickets. If you wish to switch your ticket purchase, please contact Stina Cowan.

On October 30 join the National Nordic Museum for the fourth annual Sámi Film Fest. This year, we are once again partnering with Scandinavia House in New York and the Pacific Sámi Searvi in Seattle for this must-see hybrid event, which explores Sámi values, visions, and stories through film. There will be an opportunity to participate both in-person and virtually, from anywhere in the world. The program will include a great selection of contemporary Sámi documentaries and short films. A virtual panel discussion with directors will also take place during the festival; please check back here for more details and information closer to the date.

Onsite screenings will take place at the National Nordic Museum on October 30. Tickets available now: $15 for Members and $20 for general admission (includes entire program). Fill out the form below to purchase tickets for Museum event.

Virtual screenings will be available October 29-November 1. National Nordic Museum members use the code Nordic to receive Member discount. 

PURCHASE VIRTUAL SCREENING 

As per King County mandate, all attendees age 12 and older on October 30 must provide: proof of vaccination or negative COVID19 test taken within 72 hours.

Please note that purchasing ticket for October 30 screening at Museum does not provide access to virtual screening. Purchasing tickets for virtual screenings does not allow access to October 30 event at the Museum. If you wish to do both, please purchase both tickets. If you wish to switch your ticket purchase, please contact Stina Cowan.

Event Details

Saturday's program includes all films in the festival.

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Event Details

Saturday's program includes all films in the festival.

12:30pm

The Short Films package includes screenings of Eat, Sleep, Feed, Repeat / Borrat, Biebmat, Báibmat, Ballat (dir. Aslak Paltto, Finland, 2020); Thank You Lord / Gittu Gittu (dir. Elle Sofe Sara, Norway, 2019); Dimples of Tundra / Guorga – duoddara modjegobit (dir. Katja Gauriloff, Finland, 2020); Shelter / Suodji (dir. Marja Helander, Sápmi/Finland/Norway, 2020); Deattan (dir. Tomi Lampinen, Finland, 2020); On the Run / Moai báhtaretne (dir. Liselott Wajstedt, Sweden, 2020); and Ealát (dir. Elle Marja Eira, Sápmi/Norway, 2021).

2pm

The feature film package includes the documentary Eatnameamet – Our Silent Struggle (dir. Suvi West, 2021) following the short music film Atte Munnje Sani Saji / Just Give Me the Word (dir. Sara Margrethe Oskal, 2017).

Borrat, Biebmat, Báibmat, Ballat / Eat, Sleep, Feed, Repeat

Short film/Drama | 2020 | 4 minutes | Aslak Paltto | No dialogue

A reindeer herder is experiencing his hardest and longest winter ever, and is forced to feed the reindeer to keep them alive. All the days are the same: feeding, herding and refueling. The reindeer herder cannot take a break until the snow melts; nevertheless, something drives him ahead.

Gittu Gittu / Thank You Lord

Short film/drama | 2019 | 6 minutes | Elle Sofe Sara 

Giitu Giitu is a visual short film about the Læstadian trance in Sápmi.

Guorga – duoddara modjegobit / Dimples of Tundra

Short film/drama | 2020 | 4 minutes | Katja Gauriloff | In North Sami with English Subtitles

Time and place lose their meaning when a man searching a lost yoik in the highlands has a discussion with The Father, The Sun. What is the face I will inherit if the dimples of tundra fail to provide the forgotten words?

Suodji / Shelter

Short film/drama | 2020 | 4 minutes | Marja Helander | LANGUAGE TK

An adaptation of an old story from Utsjoki, Sápmi, Shelter is based on the legend of how Ovllá-Ivvár Helander — a relative of director Marja Helander — decided to fool Death during the 1918 Spanish flu epidemic. Today as we face similar threats, the film’s protagonist walks in Ovllá-Ivvár´s footsteps. But in the end, who is really who?

Deattán

Short film/drama | 2020 | 8 minutes | Tomi Lampinen | LANGUAGE TK

Why do we have nightmares? What brings on these and other heavy feelings? This short film tells a story about the Deattán — one possible reason behind nightmares.

Moai báhtaretne / On the Run

Short documentary | 2020 | 3 minutes | Liselott Wajstedt | In Swedish/Sápmi with English subtitles

At the start of the COVID-19 outbreak in Sweden, director Liselott Wajstedt wants to return to her home and family in Kiruna — but all unnecessary travel is discouraged, and the Prime Minister asks for common sense. A text message dissolves the knots in this personal and reflective film about the pandemic’s division of friends and families.

Ealát

Short documentary | 2021 | 32 minutes | Elle Marja Eira| In North Sámi with English subtitles

“As long as the reindeer exist here, so do we.” Through filmmaker Elle Márjá Eira’s eyes, we follow her family in different seasons with their reindeer herd in this film about living and surviving in Sámi reindeer husbandry during strange times.

Eatnameamet – Our Silent Struggle

Feature length documentary| 2021 | 74 minutes | Suvi West  

Eatnameamet – Our Silent Struggle explores multiple colonial acts done by the State of Finland towards the Sámi people and as well as the government’s attitude towards the Sámi. Filmmaker Suvi West looks at how these injustices are part of a bigger question about the ownership of the land, unraveling a tangle of questions from seemingly superficial cultural appropriation to moments deciding the fate of the entire people. 

Preceding the feature film and filmed in the Sámi community of Guovdageaidnu, the short music film Emma Elliane – Atte Munnje Sani Saji /Just Give Me the Word (dir. Sara Margrethe Oskal; 2017) is a performance by young Sámi artist Emma Elliane, rapping in her mother tongue with a clear message to the greediness that threatens nature and people all around the world.

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