FILM: Sami Blood in Ottawa

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    Sami Blood Photo: Nordisk Film

The movie Sami Blood by Amanda Kernell will be playing at the Asinabka Film Festival in Ottawa Sunday August 13.

When: August 13, 10.30pm
Where: Museum of Nature Theatre, 240 McLeod Street, Ottawa
Tickets: $10 at Door. Cash bar.
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About Sami Blood:

Elle Marja (Lene Cecilia Sparrok) is a teenage Sámi girl in the 1930s who is sent to a boarding school that is intended to raise its Indigenous charges to a level "acceptable" to the rest of Swedish society. Curious and excited, Elle Marja at first excels in her new surroundings, mastering the Swedish language and her other lessons while her younger sister, Njenna, struggles. But this very success, coupled with Elle Marja's intense desire to be accepted by her teachers, her internalization of the school's vile lessons about race and class, and her burgeoning sexuality, soon drives a wedge between her and her fellow students, forcing her to take an action she may not have the opportunity to regret.