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A bittersweet coming-of-age story set in the 1930s Sweden. Fourteen-year-old Elle Marja and her sister Njenna live in a Sámi family where the traditional way of life is maintained. When they are sent to a boarding school for Sámi children, the two of them face the harsh reality of racism and discrimination by the Swedish society, which perceives them as inferior and different. Subjected to degrading physical examinations and taunts from the locals, the disconcerted Elle starts dreaming of a better life, doing her best to assimilate and learn the Swedish language. Her sister, on the other hand, turns even more resolutely to the Sámi tradition and heritage. The film premiered at the Venice Days, winning the FEDEORA and Europa Cinemas Label awards.
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Born in 1986. She graduated from the National Film School of Denmark. Sámi Blood is her feature debut based on her award-winning short film Northern Great Mountain (Stoerre Vaerie) which premiered at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival.