SILLA AND SAMI -13th Native Spirit Indigenous Film Festival

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Celebrating 70th Anniversary of Skolt Sámi move to Inari area, Finland with Q&A Erika Benke, BBC World Service

ITALINA (Skolt Sámi music video)

VÁLLJEN (Skolt Sámi music video)

FIGHTING FOR LAPLAND – Q&A ERIKA BENKE BBC WORLD SERVICE
Dir. Erika Benke | 2019 | Skolt, Northern & Inari Sámi, Finland | 23’
In Lapland, temperatures are rising faster than anywhere else in the world, putting reindeer at risk of starvation and threatening the livelihoods of modern Sámi reindeer herders. Four Sámi women tell us about the extra threats to their land including plans to build a railway to exploit natural resources.

BIRDS IN THE EARTH
Dir. Marja Helander | 2019 | Sámi, Finland | 11’
Examining the deeper questions of ownership of Sámi land in Finland through ballet performances of two young Sámi sisters, Birit and Katja Haarla.

HOME
Dir. Inuk Jørgensen | 2018 | Inuit, Greenland | 8′
A personal perspective on coming home after nearly a decade abroad and finding that something is off in the familiar paradise. A warning that profound change is coming. Change that will influence future generations.

SILLA
Dir. Howard Adler | 2018 | Inuktitut, Canada| 22′
Silla is a short documentary about throat-singing duo Silla and their collaboration with DJ Rise Ashen, it follows the band members behind the scenes as they prepare for and play numerous live shows, it delves into the historical suppression of Inuit traditions, and how their music is reviving and reclaiming the beautiful art form of Inuit throat singing.

*In the Inuktitut language “Silla” has many connotations, but it roughly translates as “weather”.

NAMES FOR SNOW
Dir. Rebecca Thomassie | 2018 | Inuktitut, Canada| 6′
This short follows Rebecca Thomassie, an Inuk woman, around Kangirsuk as she learns the 52 Inuktitut words for snow.

THROAT SINGING IN KANGIRSUK (Wapikoni Mobile)
Eva Kaukai, Manon Chamberland | 2018 | Innu, Canada | 3’
Eva Kaukai and Manon Chamberland practice the Inuk art of throat singing in their small village of Kangirsuk. Their mesmerizing voices carry through the four seasons of their Arctic land.

I LOVE EVERYTHING – WAPIKONI MOBILE
José Mestenapéo | 2017 | Innu, Canada | 3’
José is 8 and takes us on a guided tour of Nutashkuan, showing us all that he loves.

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