Arctic Indigenous peoples have a rich storytelling tradition that is still vivid and active. The stories have played an essential role in maintaining sustainable living in the Sámi and other Indigenous people's traditional living areas — by being in charge of their narratives, these communities create a new future for their peoples. That's why all Indigenous peoples must have the ultimate right to tell their own stories about climate change in the Arctic tipping points, including ice caps melting, permafrost collapsing, ocean changes and vanishing of the snow.
In today's program, participants will discuss these topics and more.
Program Introduction:
Liisa Holmberg, CEO, Arctic Indigenous Film Fund
Introductory Remarks:
Kathrine Bødker, Executive Council member for Inuit Circumpolar Council
Indigenous Film Discussion:
Sadetło Scott, Film Director, Tłı̨chǫ Dene, Canada
Emile Hertling Péronard, Film Producer, Inuk, Greenland
Anna Hoover, Film Director, Unangax̂, USA
Kati Eriksen, Film Director, Sámi, Finland
Moderators: Jason Ryle, Canada & Liisa Holmberg, AIFF, Sápmi
Marcus Amerma (2023) | Documentary | 9 min. | Dir. Anna Hoover (Alaska)
Edaxàdets'eetè - We Save Ourselves (2023) | Witness short film | 5 min. | Dir. Sadetło Scot (Canada)
The Past And The Future Of The Arctic (2023) | Witness short film | 6 min. | Dir. Hans Pieski (Sápmi)
Home River (2023) | Documentary | 26 min. | Dir. Kati Eriksen & Scott Thorthon (Sápmi)
Entropy (2023) | Documentary | 10 min. | Dir. Inuk Jörgensen (Greenland)
Support has been provided by the International Sami Film Institute, University of the Arctic - UArctic, and Arctic Indigenous Film Fund.
Thursday, April 18, 6 PM, free
Scandinavia House, 58 Park Ave, NYC (b/w 38 & 39 St.)
*Advance registration recommended* 

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