We’re shooting a strong, beautiful young woman with a very heavy history. This women wants to talk about the silence … break the silence about what we do not talk about in Sápmi!
Sápmi – the land of the Sámi, ranging across northernmost Scandinavia – is a breathtaking place. The Sámi culture has made great inroads in recent years in contemporary art and music. But behind these cultural triumphs are deep shadows. Shadows that no one in Sápmi talks about. A study by the Arctic University of Norway has found a higher degree of emotional, physical and sexual violence among the Sámi people than in the rest of Nordic society. The film Silence in Sápmi aims to investigate why so many young Sámi are so troubled. What is behind the violence, the suicides and the mental health problems of youth in Sápmi?.Title: Silence in Sápmi
Director: Liselotte Wajstedt
Co-producer: Filmpool Nord, Katja Härkönen
Swedish Filminstitut, Klara Grunning
International Sámi Film Institute, Nordnorsk Filmsenter
©️ Liselotte Wajstedt, Vaja Productions
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