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Sámi Film Festival

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Category: Entertainment
Start date: 29 Oct 2021 12:00 PM
End date: 01 Nov 2021 11:00 PM
Street / Location: 58 Park Ave
City / town: New York
Country: New York, USA
Organizer: Scandinavia House
Name: ingrid Kullberg-Bendz
Email: press@amscan.org
Phone: 212.779.3587
Homepage: www.scandinaviahouse.org/events/sami-film-festival-2021/

This October, the 4th Annual Sámi Film Festival explores Sámi values, visions, and stories through film in a must-see hybrid event taking place both in-person and virtually! Presented as a partnership between Scandinavia House, National Nordic Museum, and the Pacific Sámi Searvi in Seattle from October 29 to November 1, the program will include a variety of contemporary Sámi documentaries, short films, and panel discussions with the filmmakers.

All films in this year’s program will be available for virtual screenings beginning October 29 through November 1. In-person programming will include screenings on Saturday, October 30 of Short Films at 1 PM and the feature film Eatnameamet – Our Silent Struggle (dir. Suvi West) at 2:30 PM in Victor Borge Hall at Scandinavia House. A virtual panel discussion with directors will also take place during the festival.

Support has been provided by the Royal Norwegian Consulate General in New York and The Consulate General of Sweden in New York, with institutional support provided by the Pacific Sámi Searvi and International Sámi Film Institute.

The Virtual Film Package includes the feature documentary Eatnameamet – Our Silent Struggle (dir. Suvi West, 2021) as well as 8 short films from Sámi filmmakers.

Short films included are Atte Munnje Sani Saji (Just Give Me the Word, dir. Sara Margrethe Oskal; 2017); 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, Marja Helander, Sápmi/Finland/Norway, 2020); Deattán (Tomi Lampinen, Finland, 2020); On the Run (Moai báhtaretne, Liselott Wajstedt, Sweden, 2020); and Ealát (Elle Marja Eira, Sápmi/Norway, 2021).

Virtual screenings of all films will be available beginning at 8 AM ET on Friday, October 29 and remain available to stream through November 1.