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Birds in the Earth

Eatnanvulos lottit - Maan sisällä linnut

Directed by Marja Helander
Finland, Norway, 2018
Short, Drama
  • English
  • English
Indigenous Shorts from Sundance Institute


The Sámi dance students, Birit and Katja Haarla, dance through the villages and lost woods of Sámi land all the way to the south, to Helsinki, where the important decisions are made.

Our take

Next in our partnership with Sundance Institute is Finnish director Marja Helander’s captivating short. It beautifully and unconventionally evokes the troubled history of the Indigenous Sámi people in Finland through a splendid transformation of dance performance and landscape into cinema.

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