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
Excellent, albeit painful film. And from what I understand, racism persists against the Sami people to this day. https://www.thelocal.se/20170328/campaign-launched-to-highlight-everyday-racism-against-sami-people
I started to watch this film, but it was too confusing because I couldn't understand the language. Why don't you have English dubbed into this film?
Sad movie wish more was told about her life after she left her sister and Mother
What a moving story. As an American I was completely unaware of the Swedish indigenous people. Wonderful movie- I hated to see it end.
Wow what a good actress this girl was. Even when not speaking you could feel what she was feeling. I am in USA and had never heard of these indigenous people. Thank you for telling this story