Sami nieida jojk

Sámi nieida jojk is a documentary roadmovie into Sápmi. Armed in a Kolt and with a summer’s course in the lingo she is determined to take her place among the people she belongs to. In spite of being Sami herself, she has stood outside the Sami community, bereft of the language and other attributes of the culture. It’s an exciting trip, filled with expectations of new and fulfilling experiences, but the hovering fear of rejection and alienation lurks around the corner. This strong story is portrayed through humoristic documentary narration, imaginative animation and musical editing. How much a Sami can you be living in the city and without reindeers? Will she be accepted in Sameland?

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Awards & Nominations

In Competiton, Films from the North, TIFF (2008)
Shared Audience Prize, Riddu Riddu Festival (2007)
In competition, Nordic Panorama (2007)

Documentary roadmovie, 58 min, 2007

Direction, script, photo & editing: Liselotte Wajstedt
Photo: Ellen Elisabeth marjanovic Cronvall, Ellen Cugelberg
Music: Fe-mail, Frida Hyvönen, Anna Ternheim, The Knife, Múm, The Tiny,Värttinä, 22 Pistepirkko, DJ Ante, Timbuktu, Eleanor Bodil, Anamorphic, Ánte Mihkkal Gaup, Simon Marainen, Brita Stina Sjaggo, Anders Alexandersson, Poppoo, Ola Tappert
Producer: Anna G. Magnúsdóttir
Production Company: LittleBig Productions
In co-production with Filmpool Nord, Sirel Peensaar-Miell
With support from the Swedish Film Institute – Tove Torbiörnsson, The Artists Council and SVT – Hans Lindeberg.