Laplanders

Sweden, 1951

Film
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Photographed by Swedish cameraman and film producer Arne Sucksdorff, this documentary observes the activities of the reindeer-tending Laplanders of northern Scandinavia. We see a family packing up from the mountainous summer fishing camp and crossing the high country moors with pack reindeers. When they reach their home the herd reindeers are gathered and many of the males slaughtered, every part of the body being used for food, shelter, clothing and implements. Three generations of the one family are shown.

Credits

production company

Svensk Filmindustri

Duration

00:08:37:00

Production places
Sweden
Production dates
1951

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

32180

Language

English

Subject categories

Animals & Wildlife → Reindeer herding

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Lapland - Social life and customs

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Scandinavia

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Sweden

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Cultural relativism

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Culture - Social aspects

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Ethnology

Educational & Instructional

Educational & Instructional → Educational films

Places → Scandinavia

Short films

Short films → Short films - Sweden

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Black and White

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Preservation Print (Section 5)

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

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