A thousand years ago, Sameland was a target for repeated raids by various plunderers. Being peace-loving people, the Sámi fled every time they realised that they were on the losing side. Then came a day when one of the Sámi begun to fight back against the oppressors to protect his family. Based on Sámi mythology, this anime-style film is the first Sámi-spoken animated film ever made by a Sámi director.

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  • Director:
    Jouni West
  • Screenplay:
    Jouni West
  • Animation:
    Jouni West
  • Music:
    Rami Kaaresto
  • Editor:
    Jouni West, Juuso Laatio
  • Production:
    Mutant Koala Pictures
  • Sales:
    The Finnish Film Foundation
  • Festivals:
    ImagineNative Film + Media Arts Festival 2014 (Honorable Mention)


9.11.2017 17:00 Kino Lumière (K2) (part of Focus: Finnish Short Films)

About the Director:

Jouni West

Jouni West (1990, Finland) made his first animation, Áigin, three years ago, basing it loosely on Norwegian filmmaker Nils Gaup’s Pathfinder (Ofelaš, 1987), a Sámi-language adventure drama that garnered an Academy Award nomination for Best Foreign Lan- guage Film. His dream is to make a feature-length animated film.