On April 18, 2024 Witnessing Climate Change was at the Scandinavia House in New York City. The film panel’s discussion was moderated by Jason Ryle, Canada, and AIFF’s CEO Liisa Holmberg, Sápmi. Esteemed panelists included

Sadetlo Scot, a renowned Film Director from Canada
Emile Hertling Péronard, a Film Producer from Inuk, Greenland
Anna Hoover, a Film Director from Unangax, USA
Kati Eriksen, a Film Director from Sámi, Finland

Witnessing Climate Change (1)

On Earth Day, April 22, 2024, the American Academy of Motion Pictures Museum in Los Angeles, California is hosting a program featuring filmmakers and films from the International Sámi Film Institute and UArctic Thematic Network on Arctic Indigenous Film and Arctic Indigenous Film Fund. The program is intended for families and curious film lovers and promises rich, nuanced depictions of the lands and people who live in the historic Sápmi territory of what today is known as northern Norway, Sweden, Finland, and parts of Russia.

For those UArctic news subscribers in the Los Angeles area, there is still an opportunity for you to attend tonight's program at the Academy Museum by contacting Morgan Dulian, Executive Director of Development for UArctic at morgan.dulian@uarctic.org.


The Arctic: Stories from Our Lands

Monday, April 22, 2024 at 7:30pm PT

In person: Select filmmakers in conversation with Bird Runningwater

An evening of documentary shorts by Arctic Indigenous filmmakers. The works explore the profound connection between climate, land, and resources, and will be followed by a conversation with select filmmakers moderated by Bird Runningwater. At times poetic and always immediate, these shortform accounts of life in the Arctic Circle and beyond explore the realities of displacement, the necessity of the land and the water, the essential bonds between animals and humanity, and the perseverance inherent in the reclamation of historical mythology.

Juuret On (Under Two Skies)
DIRECTED/WRITTEN BY: Suvi West, Anssi Kömi. WITH: Suvi West, Anssi Kömi. 2017. 13 min. Sápmi/Finland. Color. Northern Sami, Finnish. DCP.

Salmon Reflection
DIRECTED BY: Anna Hoover. 2021. 4 min. Alaska. Color. English. DCP.

trembling floors
DIRECTED BY: Joar Nango, Ken Are Bongo. WRITTEN BY: Joar Nango, Ken Are Bongo, Håvard Arnhoff. 2020. 3 min. Sápmi/Norway. Color. Sound. DCP.

DIRECTED/WRITTEN BY: Svetlana Romanova. 2023. 15 min. Yakutia. Color. English. DCP.

The Past and the Future of the Arctic
DIRECTED/WRITTEN BY: Hans Pieski. WITH: Hans Pieski, Aura Pieksi. 2023. 6 min. Sápmi/Finland. Color. Northern Sami. DCP.

DIRECTED/WRITTEN BY: Elle Márjá Eira. WITH: Piera Joavnna Eira, Per Henrik Eira, Elle Márjá Eira. 2021. 32 min. Sápmi/Norway. Color. Northern Sami. DCP.


Read more at the Academy Museum event pages.

Photos by Morgan Dulian