FILM: Sameblod at Feeze Frame Festival in Winnipeg

On March 4-11, the Freeze Frame International Film Festival for Kids of All Ages will screen selected international films and videos, including the critically-acclaimed Swedish film Sameblod .

The 22nd edition of Freeze Frame International Film Festival shows films from Sweden, Burkina Faso, France, the Netherlands, and Colombia. The purpose of the Festival is to let kids and youth discover films that include situations and issues not normally explored in mainstream media. The Swedish film Sameblod (Sami blood) tells the story about Elle Marja, a young Sami girl born in the 1930s who tries to break ties with her heritage due to the systematic racial discrimination of the indigenous Sami people in Sweden. The film is inspired by stories from the director Amanda Kernell’s own grandmother, and aims to shed light on Sweden’s history of colonial oppression of the Sami people.  

During the week, the Freeze Frame Festival will organize workshops with special guests and present the winner of the Youth Video Contest- a contest for aspiring young filmmakers ages 6 to 18 years. Full schedule:  

When: March 4-11
Where: Centre Culturel Franco-Manitobain, 340 Provencher, Winnipeg