Presented by BIRRARANGGA Film Festival
ŠAAMŠIǨ – Great Grandmothers Hat
For a long, long time, perhaps since the dawn of time, the Pasvik Sami managed their small borderless area in harmony with nature. Then Norway, Russia and Finland divided the area between them. Mining and power plants changed the landscape and the river. On the Norwegian side, the language and culture were almost obliterated. But they never managed to eradicate the East Sami genes.
Pre-screening short film: EEalát (Good Pasture) (2021)
As long as the reindeer exist here, so do we. Through Elle Márjá Eira’s eyes, we follow her family in different seasons with their reindeer herd. A story about living and surviving in Sámi reindeer husbandry in strange times.
Directed by Elle Márjá Eira (Sámi) | Country: Norway | 32 minutes
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