Online film: Anerca (FI, 2020)

Registration for the online film screening through this link!

Registation ends at 16 (UTC+3)

The screening is free and the film can only be viewed during the event time.There is place for 200 viewers.

We will send you a link to the film and a password at 6.45 PM. If you have not received the link by then, please contact henrik.marstrander@nordiskkulturkontakt.org

Anerca depicts the indigenous cultures living along the Arctic Circle, inside the borders of Finland, Sweden, Norway, Greenland (Denmark), Canada, Alaska (U.S.) and Russia – borders which were not drawn by these cultures.

Anerca is a film about indigenous peoples inner world view and the breath of the Arctic Region. There are two kinds of breath; the kind that sustains life and the kind that expresses existence. In the Inuktitut language, the word for “to create poetry” is the same as the word for “to breathe”. These words are derived from anerca. Anerca means the soul, the breath of life.

As a person, community or people breathes the joy or pain of their existence, this reveals something either detached from or ingrained in everyday life and, crucially to the one who breathes, it is the breath of life. In Anerca, the Arctic peoples are breathing.

The film is directed by Markku Lehmuskallio and his son, Johannes Lehmuskallio.

Many different languages are spoken in the film. English subtitles.

Length: 86 min

Distributor: Pirkanmaan elokuvakeskus Ry