Sami Blood

Sami Blood

Directed by Amanda Kernell

1930s Sweden. 14-year-old Sami girl Elle Marja and her sister are torn from their indigenous reindeer-herding family and placed in a government-run boarding school. There, Elle dreams of education, of a future, only to be faced with racial examinations that class her people as inferior. What follows is a girl’s attempt to escape one world of prejudice and another of old traditions, only to realize later the true cost of freedom.

An indigenous Sami girl searches for identity between the world of old traditions and the racial oppression of 1930s Swedish society.

Cast: Lene Cecilia Sparrok, Mia Erika Sparrok, Maj-Doris Rimpi

Member Reviews

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Carriemac
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8 days ago

Just wonderful.

cbfrank29
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23 days ago

Being of Swedish descent myself, I found this film very interesting.

NordicNisse
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a month ago

Moving. Beautifully done.

scottmcmanaman
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a month ago

Excellent movie

Maureen G.
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4 months ago