Six unique Sami filmmakers from all over Sápmi were selected to create new works for ÁRRAN 360°presented on a 360 degree screen. Together, they made visible the willingness to explore and investigate new mediums for Sami storytelling, and stood for cinematic and digital pioneering work. The 360-degree format has previously been primarily used as a visual technique, and to a small extent has been tested in the development of story-driven films with a clear narrative. Six new films from six Sami filmmakers, shot with a unique camera rig consisting of six cameras, in a collaboration with Stargate Media, International Sami Film Institute, Norwegian Film Institute and Office of Contemporary Art.
Director/Writer: Ann Holmgren Aurebekk
A young woman embarks on a journey into a dreamlike parallel world to discover that every small action we do in this world has a direct resonance in a myriad of other realms.
Eallu girdnu (Reindeer corral)
Director/Writer: Elle Márjá Eira
Standing in the heart of the girdnu (reindeer corral) surrounded by reindeer moving in a circular motion, the viewer will experience a sense of the great forces that exist at the heart of reindeer herding.
The enormous power of water and people’s dependence on it will be considered in this surreal video artwork.
Eadni – Mother
Háldi is a forest animal who can lure children into the forest. Is it just part of Sami mythology or is it as real as you and me?
Áfruvvá – Mermaid
Director/Writer: Marja Helander
Áfruvvá is a Sami sea creature, the ghost of a drowned person. Longing for warmth, she emerges from the sea to a world devoid of humans and experiences humanity through an abandoned museum.
Director/Writer: Siljá Somby
After a sacred Sami drum is abducted by a Christian priest, we are taken on a journey beyond space and time that reveals more about the drum’s innate power.