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Lapp versus Sami (working title)

IN DEVELOPMENT

When the past is experienced so differently, will it be possible to agree on a common future?

In 1930, A group of northern Sami people were forcibly relocated to South Sami territory in Sweden by the Norwegian and Swedish state. Today, Southern Sami are fighting Northern Sami in court for the right to land, water and reindeer herding.

By meeting those involved, we are taken through what led to this controversy. The story changes according to who tells it. The parties are unable to agree, and the state does not intervene.

 

A local conflict with a classic and universal dilemma: Will they be able to put old hatred aside and unite as one people, as they once were?

Format & Length

Feature Documentary.

  • Format & Length: Feature Length and TV-Hour

  • Director: Ellen-Astri Lundby

  • Producers: Johanna Dorothea Raita & Mette Cheng Munthe-Kaas

  • Production Company: Ten Thousand Images AS

  • Co-Production: Jesper Bergom-Larsson / Saltfilm

  • Development financed by: Norwegian Film Institute, Viken Filmsenter, Fritt Ord Stiftelsen, Bergesenstiftelsen, International Sami Film Institute.

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