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Sami Blood

OT: Sameblod

Amanda Kernell // Sweden, Norway, Denmark, 2016
Fiction Feature // FF2016



Sweden inthe 1930s. With her parents and her little sister, 14-year old Sámi girl Elle Marjalives from rearing reindeer. In the course of a state-run “cultivationprogramme” designed to teach the most Northerly ethnic minorities theSwedish language and culture, Elle Marja is put in a boarding school a long wayfrom home. Here, the girl is schooled and fostered – and has to undergorace-based examinations. She begins to increasingly deny her Sámi identity, herorigins become an embarrassment to her. Against a visually breath-takingbackdrop and fantastic sound design, the drama illuminates a hitherto little-knownchapter of Swedish history.


Amanda Kernell (*1986) has Sámi roots herself and studied screenplay writing in Bålsta, near Uppsala. After a series of prize-winning shorts, Sámi Blood is her debut feature.




Fiction Feature



Sweden, Norway, Denmark


110 min

OV with English subtitles

Amanda Kernell

Amanda Kernell

Lene Cecilia Sparrok, Mia Erika Sparrok, Maj Doris Rimpi, Julius Fleischandrl, Olle Sarri, Hanna Alström, Malin Crépin, Andreas Kundler

Lars G Lindström

Sophia Olsson, Petrus Sjövik

Anders Skov

Kristian Eidnes Andersen

Olle Remaeus

The Swedish Film Institute; LevelK ApS

Nordisk Film Production Sverige AB

Petter Mattsson, The Swedish Film Institute: petter.mattsson@sfi.se

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