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!
Shooting with Henrik Andersson, reindeer hearder, in their 1000 year old reindeer fence. Henrik is one of the stars of Silence in Sápmi
Sofia Jannok, musicians and activism
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?.
Director: Liselotte Wajstedt
Producer: Malla Grapengiesser
Lenght: ca 58/80
With development support from:
International Sámi Film Institute, Nordnorsk Filmsenter