In the northernmost part of Sweden and Norway, a conflict over land and borders seems to be eternally ongoing. Simon and Beatrice Marainen and their three kids are a part of an indigenous Sami semi-nomadic community of reindeer herders, that have traditionally always moved freely across northern Scandinavia, following the natural movement of their herds. But today, nationalism, bureaucracy and politics are a threat against their traditional way of life.
Dir. Georg Götmark & John Erling Utsi - 58min - 2021 - Belgium, Norway, Sweden, Lithuania, Croatia
"often moving...it’s a classic David and Goliath story that pits its plucky Sami underdogs against a big, bad foe (in this case the Norwegian government); but it looks ravishing and is never less than completely engaging." - Guardian
"The film makers manage to tell a cruel story in a beautiful way. An intimate portrait about the never-ending struggle. Where everything is reflected in the children’s eyes and the nature around us. A film that reveals the systematic oppression of the Sami culture and way of living" - Winner of the The Tromsø Palm at the Tromsø International Film Festival.