Urfilm shorts 1
Home River – Sápmi
In 2017, three Sámi women broke the law to protect their traditions. The Sámi people had fished the Deatnu River as a livelihood and spiritual practice for centuries until Finland enforced unprecedented restrictions on the river. In a monumental case for Indigenous rights, Kati, Ánne, and Heidi fought the state to keep their culture alive.
Kati Eriksen (director, producer, writer) is a Sámi activist, producer, and developer. With her work, she wants to strengthen her community and enable the work of talented artists and carriers of indigenous Sámi culture and language. Scott Thornton (director, producer, writer) serves as the Founder and Creative Director for Light Supply Media.
Ivalu – Kalalliit Nunaat
Ivalu is gone. Her little sister is desperate to find her. Her father does not care. The vast Greenlandic nature holds secrets. The search for Ivalu is on.
In a tight-knit community nestled somewhere in the vast, wind-swept landscapes of rugged Greenland, the news about the unaccountable disappearance of young Ivalu comes as a shock to Pipaluk, her little sister. Unable to understand, and with her indifferent father determined to go about his daily routine as usual, Pipaluk plucks up the courage to embark on a peril-laden mission to find her missing sister. And as the indigenous girl ventures into the barren icy wilderness, driven by pure sisterly love, a series of flashbacks bring to mind fragmented instances of happy times. However, pressing questions demand answers. Why would Ivalu run away from home?
Isosäni kieli - Sápmi
A story told by Inari Sámi woman Ulpu, about how transgenerational trauma can feel even after 100 years and how empowering and healing it is to learn her ancestors and her Grandpa Hannu’s language as an adult.
Jukka Vuorela-Morottaja, filmaker and a screenwriter from Inari. At the moment he is studying in The Sámi Education Institute in Inari, in the Media education class. ISOISÄNI KIELI -documentary is his first film as a director.