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Historjà - Stitches for Sápmi
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Monday, May 2, 2022 9:00 AM
The skilled stitches of Sámi textile artist Britta Marakatt-Labba transform into powerful acts of resistance as they evoke both her people's rich culture and powerful leadership in the fight against the global climate crisis that threatens their traditional way of life.
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Artscapes: Creative minds, artistic pursuits and inventive filmmaking

With just a needle and thread, Britta Marakatt-Labba—internationally acclaimed Sámi textile artist and one of Sweden's most internationally sought-after artists—has produced powerful, artistic tapestries depicting the epic stories of Sámi history and mythology. Her threads stitch together Sámi culture and her own personal experiences with the wider global issues affecting Indigenous rights and climate change. As Marakatt-Labba prepares to unveil a new 24-metre-long embroidered work at art exhibition documenta 14 in Kassel, Germany, she gracefully welcomes audiences into her enrapturing storytelling. Her goal is to bring to life the stories of her community's rich culture and powerful leadership in the fight against the climate crisis. Meanwhile, her son struggles with whether he will be able to continue the family's age-old herding traditions in the face of climate change. Heather Haynes



Film Info
Runtime:88
Copyright:2022
Country Listing:Sweden
Premiere Status:International Premiere
Landing Page:https://hotdocs.ca/whats-on/hot-docs-festival/films/2022/historja
Festival Info
Festival Year:2022
Language:Swedish
Sami
Accessibility:Full Subtitles
Program Category:Artscapes
Film Subjects:Ecology & the Environment
Indigenous Cultures & Issues
Visual Art & Artists
Women & Women's Stories
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Thomas Jackson
Producer(s):Pelle Nilsson
Mattias Nohrborg
Editor(s):Kaveh Akaber
Cinematography:Jonas Rudström
Hans Olof Utsi
Composer:Eirik Havnes
Sound:Johan Johnson