Docpoint – Helsinki Documentary Film Festival

Finest Market -elokuvat


This film is part of the DocPoint FINEST Market and viewable for accredited film professionals only.

The emotionally broken Sámis finally get back their ancestral heritage that has been taken away from them. The film director Suvi faces the collective pains and starts to break the outside image of the Sámis, not only for herself but for the wellbeing of the whole nation.
The film is set in the Museum world in a turning point. Where the Sámis have to re-determine their relationship to identity, the national museums have to deal with their colonialistic history. Suvi follows repatriation processes in different stages. The Finnish National Museum Sámi collection is returning home but the holy drums are stuck in the museums around Europe. Suvi takes the audience behind the scenes of the museum world where the debate of the othering and cultural inequality is causing inevitable change.

A Title in Original Language: Máhccan
Language: Sami, Finnish, English
Length (min): 75
Year: 2023 Q2
Production Country: Finland

Director: Suvi West
Producer: Janne Niskala
Production Company: Vaski Filmi, Ten Thousand Images
Levitys Company: Vaski Filmi