We are honoured to announce that Ways To See will be screening at Skábmagovat - Indigenous Peoples’ Film Festival on Sunday 26th.
Skábmagovat takes place in the village of Inari (Finland). It’s a winter festival that focuses on Sámi cinema and strengthening connections to the land. It's a forum for the Sámi people to celebrate their own stories and bring together indigenous voices from around the globe to share stories that affect indigenous communities. We are so happy to be part of the international films selected to screen this week.
Ways To See will screen alongside feature film Vai, as part of a celebration of female voices from the Pacific.
Our team are unable to attend, but if you have any friends in that part of the world. Please let them know! For more on the festival, see below.
Skábmagovat – Indigenous Peoples’ Film Festival takes place in Inari from 23rd to 26th January 2020. Skábmagovat is the event for indigenous movies, unforgettable movie experiences and a meeting place for different people and cultures. Indigenous films are screened in three theaters from dawn to dusk under endless night and northern lights.
The festival is organised by association called Friends of Sami art in collaboration with The Sámi Museum and Nature Centre Siida and Sámi Cultural Centre. Skábmagovat Indigenous Film Festival is the oldest Sámi film festival in the world and organised for the 22nd time in 2020. That makes it one of the oldest indigenous peoples’ film festivals in the world.
Skábmagovat has established its place among international film festivals and enjoys a visitor base from passionate film consumers to film-industry and other organisations. Naturally the core of the festival is in the indigenous peoples’ and especially in the Sámi films. On the side, the program is enriched with e.g. workshops, discussions and concerts. Skábmagovat has also a special day for the children and youngsters of the kindergartens and schools nearby.
For more on the festival visit: https://www.skabmagovat.fi/programme-2020/