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Sami Blood

Sami Blood (1h 50)

@ Museum of Nature Theatre (240 McLeod)

SUNDAY Aug. 13, 10:30pm

Just Give Me the Word

Sara Margrethe Oskal • 4:00 • 2017 • Norway • Sami

Sami artist Emma Elliane raps in her mother tongue about exploitations of the earth.  Shot in Guovdageaidnu, a Sami community that has been fighting against multinational mining companies for years

Sami Blood

Amanda Kernell • 1hr 50m • 2016 • Sweden / Denmark / Norway • Swedish & South Sámi

Elle Marja (Lene Cecilia Sparrok) is a teenage Sámi girl in the 1930s who is sent to a boarding school that is intended to raise its Indigenous charges to a level "acceptable" to the rest of Swedish society. Curious and excited, Elle Marja at first excels in her new surroundings, mastering the Swedish language and her other lessons while her younger sister, Njenna, struggles. But this very success, coupled with Elle Marja's intense desire to be accepted by her teachers, her internalization of the school's vile lessons about race and class, and her burgeoning sexuality, soon drives a wedge between her and her fellow students, forcing her to take an action she may not have the opportunity to regret.