Cleveland International Film Festival } March 29 – April 9, 2017 Presented by Dollar Bank

SAMI BLOOD (Sameblod)

 

Year: 2016
Country: SWEDEN, NORWAY, DENMARK
Run Time: 110 minutes

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SAMI BLOOD
SAMI BLOOD
SAMI BLOOD

Reluctantly returning home for her sister’s funeral, an elderly woman is forced to face the people and culture she spent her life denying and fleeing. She is a Sami, an indigenous people of Sweden who live by herding reindeer. They were once oppressed and deemed racially inferior, unworthy of education or protection. SAMI BLOOD is the story of her life, a familiar telling placed in a new and fascinating context. When she and her sister are shipped off to a draconian boarding school, the realities of how their culture and people are regarded become painfully clear. This fearlessly honest film depicts the racial discrimination and measurements they are subjected to, as well as the decision they are forced to make: accept their heritage with pride and defiance and remain outcast or deny the very core of who they are in order to escape and craft a future of their own. SAMI BLOOD is a brave and beautiful journey that will stir the viewer on the deepest levels. (In Swedish and Sami with subtitles) —C.R.

SAMI BLOOD (Sameblod)

CIFF41 Screenings

Tower City Cinemas

Saturday, April 01, 2017 at 6:50 PM

Monday, April 03, 2017 at 4:45 PM

Tuesday, April 04, 2017 at 9:20 AM

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Genre
Recommended for High School Students +

Competition
ReelWomenDirect Award for Excellence in Directing by a Woman

Director
Amanda Kernell

Producer
Lars G. Lindström

Screenwriting
Amanda Kernell

Cinematography
Sophia Olsson, Petrus Sjövik

Editing
Anders Skov

Principal Cast
Lene Ceceilia Sparrok, Julius Fleischanderl, Hanna Alström, Anna Sofie Bull Kuhmunen

Director Bio
Amanda Kernell was born in 1986 in Umea, Northern Sweden. Her father is a Sami. She graduated from the National Film School of Denmark in 2013 and went on to direct numerous award-winning short features.

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SAMI BLOOD (2016)

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Consulate of Sweden Cleveland Ohio

Swedish Cultural Society

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