This 39-minute documentary film gives a voice to the Käsivarsi reindeer herding co-operative members. They describe in their own words what threats their traditional livelihood is facing in modern times.
The narrator Sámi actress Anni-Kristiina Juuso invites the audience to her own community in Enontekiö. She was awarded with several international awards for roles in films Cuckoo (Russia) and Kautokeino Rebellion (Norway).
The Reindeer belong to The Wind film had its premiere at Skábmagovat film festival in January 2016 at Cultural Center Siida in Inari, Lapland. And the following day at Edge of Ice festival in Helsinki. Anni-Kristiina Juuso was present at both screenings for a Q&A session.
In 2016 the film was screened e.g. at:
In addition, there has been screenings at schools and universities, at workshops of various international projects and at Siida cultural
center in Inari. This document film can also been seen offline at Artikum library in Rovaniemi.
The documentary was completed during the Would you like to taste environmental conflict project. This one-year project was coordinated
by Leena Heinämäki at the University of Lapland Arctic Center. Partner universities were the University of Tampere and Helsinki. The project
was funded By Kone Foundation (Koneen Säätiö).
Translator Jaana Kuorinka translated the film into English. The translation was fudned by AVEK - The Promotion Center for Audiovisual Culture in Finland.
Core team. Camera: Hamid Al-Sammarraee, Assi Harkoma, Heta Heiskanen and Päivi Kapiainen-Heiskanen. Music: Kalle Ylitalo/Teosto. Narrator: Anni-Kristiina Juuso. Editing: Harri Räisä. Script writer and director: Päivi Kapiainen-Heiskanen.
If you are interested in broadcasting the film or screening it at festivals, please do not hesitate to contact director Päivi Kapiainen-Heiskanen.
Photo: Päivi Kapiainen-Heiskanen