Film at Orion: Historjá – Stitches for Sápmi (SE, 2022)
Orion, Eerikinkatu 15, Helsinki
Languages: English, Sámi, Swedish
Historjá – Stitches for Sápmi takes you to the frontier of climate change, as seen through the eyes of world-renowned artist and activist Britta Marakatt-Labba.
For decades she has woven together the indigenous Sámi peoples’ political struggles and magical mythological world-view in her art. Now she, her family and her people face an existential battle as climate change threatens their traditional way of life as reindeer herders on the Arctic tundra.
Historjá is a poetic and visually stunning story of indigenous peoples’ struggle against climate change, told through the visual landscape of one of the worlds most sought after artists, and represented Sapmi and Sweden at the Nordic pavilion in the Venice Biennale, 2022.
Director: Thomas Jackson
Duration: 89 minutes
Languages: Northern Sami, Swedish, English subtitles
In co-operation with Cinema Orion in Helsinki, from October we’ll be showing quality Nordic films in a historic cinema that dates back to 1928. We’ve the best seats in the house for an authentic cinema experience. Cinema Orion is part of ELKE (Elävän kuvan keskus) with the aim of promoting audiovisual culture in Finland. Together with our partners, we’re pleased to be able to bring a Nordic perspective to this initiative.
Address: Eerikinkatu 15