Work in Progress


Bromsgatan 2015, foto: Liselotte Wajstedt©

Year 2015 – ca 2018
70 min documentary
Director: Liselotte Wajstedt

What happens in the glitches between place and people; places and human history. The memory the place carries. Life once lived in that very place, the paths that once existed and the path down to the new.

The name of my new film is Kiruna Ortdrivaren (eng. The Drift Block). The name Ortdrivaren in Swedish, refers to the fantastic housing block Ortdrivaren developed by the architect Ralph Erskine. He took the functional and aesthetic concerns of our mountainous world and the mine mountain into consideration.
Moving the town Kiruna is a process that will take many years and it is necessary to follow the process on site. I have an unique position to do so as I grew up in Kiruna and currently live there. I work so to speak from the inside and can follow the process at close quarters.

My aim now is to tell the story of the town Kiruna in an in-depth project. It is important to think about place and people. What happens in the glitches between place and human beings?

Kiruna is my home. I think a lot about home and the meaning of home, place and identity.



See the Pilot:



Stefan Hencz, Euro-Barents Film & Video Production AB

Liselotte Wajstedt


With support from:

Co Producers: Filmpool Nord

Konstnärsnämnden 2015

Sámi council, 2015

Norrlands läns landsting, 2015

Samiske Kunstneres og Forfatteres Vederlagsfond, arbetsstipendium 2015

Privat: AB Skrot Johan Invest



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En film om övergrepp

Med arbetstiteln ”Tystnaden i Sápmi”

58/80 min

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Co-producers: Filmpool Nord, Katja Härkönen

Med utvecklingsstöd:

Internationella Samiska Filminstitutet

Svenska Filminstitutet, Klara Klara Grunning

Nordnorskt Filmsenter

©️Liselotte Wajstedt, Vaja Productions

Foto: Harry Johansen

Foto: Liselotte Wajstedt

Karaktär: Marion Anne

©️ Liselotte Wajstedt, Vaja Productions

Foto: Hans-Olof Utsi

Karaktär: Ida Kristin Labba Persson

Filmen görs i samarbete med

Co-producers: Filmpool Nord, Katja Härkönen

Med utvecklingsstöd:

Internationella Samiska Filminstitutet

Svenska Filminstitutet, Klara Klara Grunning

Nordnorskt Filmsenter

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Ruotnas Várri, new Music Video

The Music Video Ruotnas Várri / The Green Mountain, vinner of 2:th India World Filmfestival 2018, Best Music Video is now Awaiable on Youtube.

Please enjoy!

Music: Lars-Ánte Kuhmunen

Stierdna Production Label

Director: Liselotte Wajstedt

Photo: Olle Sundberg, Liselotte Wajstedt, Lars-Ánte Kuhmunen, Mikael Johansson

Aftereffects: Jennie Nyström

Production: Barents Film and Video productions and Liselotte Wajstedt

Co-Production Filmpool Nord, Katja Härkönen

Support: Konstnärsnämnden, Sámi Council, Region Norrbotten

”The song is about the mountain Mertainen, situated 20 km south of Kiruna. The mining company LKAB has started to take out iron ore from the mountain. Mertainen has always been an important place for the Gábna Sami village. The music video is an artistic portrait of the Lars-Ánte’s Sami village. Lars-Ánte Kuhmunen: ”-has been part of the history that one could be there with the reindeer and now one cannot be there with the reindeer.”

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Award Best Music Video Ruotnas Várri

The Music Video with Lars-Ánte Kuhmunens’s Music won prize for best Music Video on 2 India World Film Festival -18. I am so happy!

Soon we will have release! Keep eyes open on my Vimeo page

Alltså vår film Ruotnas Várri med Kuhmunen Lars-Ántes musik vann pris i Indien! Bästa musikvideo! Tjoho!

Regi: Liselotte Wajstedt

Foto: Olle Sundberg, Liselotte Wajstedt

Drönare: Mikael Johansson

Animation: Jennie Nyström

Produktion: Stefan Hencz , Barents film och Video Production, Liselotte Wajstedt

Stierdna Record Label, Johan Sara Jr.

Co-producer: Filmpool Nord Katja Härkönen

Support from: Sámi Council, Konstnärsnämnden, Region Norrbotten, Skrot Johan AB

Grattis till oss!!!

The festival Award list:

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