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12-year-old Niilas has lived with his father for as long as he can remember and barely knows his mother. He is therefore not thrilled to spend the summer with her among the Sami people in the rural part of Sweden. Despite a warm welcome, Niilas clams up and the only one able to make him open up is his half-sister Sunnà. The Sami rear reindeer, and when one of them goes missing, Niilas joins the search. Gradually the boy discovers his roots and experiences the most exciting summer of his life. Set in the mesmerizing landscape of northern Sweden, the film explores the relationship between humans, animals, and nature, as well as the importance and beauty of treating nature with respect and responsibility.
Screenwriter and director. After receiving theatre education in Amsterdam, she enrolled into film studies at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Ghent. She has made several award-winning short films for children.