artists with a passion for the Arctic




FRIDAY 12.2 – 17:00

NOTE: This event takes place in Salakino (Vaasankatu 14, 00101), a five-minute walk away from the main festival area. It is a small, underground, grassroots cinema ran by a group of cinema enthusiasts, and capacity is 30-40 people. It’s free entrance, and no reservations will be taken – make sure you are early to reserve a place!

Total screening duration: 68′

Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers

Bihttoš / Rebel

Canada / 2014 / 15′ / English, Sámi

Bihttoš is an unconventional documentary that explores the complex relationship between a father and daughter. Through animation, re-enactments, and archival photos, writer/director Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers delves into the dissolution of her parents’ mythic love story and how it has colored her perception of love in her adult life.

Silja Somby


Sápmi, Norway / 2014 / 19′ / Sámi

The old man living in a nursing home is considered demented. One day, a new nurse suddenly finds a way into his world. This is the beginning of a trip that changes the lives of both the nurse and the man.

Jouni West


Sápmi, Finland / 2014 / 10′ / Sámi

The pathfinder Áigin meet the merciless Chudes. Although it sometimes seems that his little sister is more trouble than anyone else, the solidarity of the siblings brings good results. (Animated)

Children’s Home Uummannaq

Faces of Climate Change

Greenland / 2015 / 12′ / Greenlandic, English

Documentary about how young people in Greenland deal with climate change, shot around Uummannaq. The documentary is presented by Erik Torm of Uummannaq Polar Institute, Greenland.

Aka Hansen

Half & Half

Greenland, Denmark / 2015 / 3′ / Danish, Greenlandic

Why am I always told “You don’t look greenlandic”? Is it possible to look “like a Dane”? What does a Greenlander look like? Does your identity lie within the language you speak? Or the language you think in?

Nanna Kristín Magnúsdóttir

Playing with Balls / Tvíliðaleikur

Iceland / 2014 / 9′ / Icelandic

A lesbian in midlife crisis egotistically acts on her desire to escape her day to day routine only to find disappointment instead of that absolute bliss she hoped for. Now she has to live with the fact that she betrayed her loved one and disgraced her own beliefs and rights.

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