Silent Snow (Greenland: 14 min) & Herdswoman (Hjordeliv) (Sweden / Sami: 58 min)
Silent Snow- A silent assassin is destroying the Inuit community in Greenland. Chemical residues from all over the world accumulate here invisibly, poisoning humans and animals. Via currents in the ocean and attached to snow, pesticides like DDT are carried northbound into Inuit land, causing illness and premature death. Silent Snow is a documentary project investigating, together with the people who are affected the most, what turns out to be a structural pollution of the entire global environmental system.
Herdwoman- We encounter three Sami women and their lives with the reindeer herds. Aina, Elisabeth and Lisa belong to different generations. Their stories reflect life in Spmi (Lapland) and the transition from nomadic existence to modern society. The film relates their pleasure in working with the reindeer. They live with and for their herds. When a court case questions their ancient rights to the reindeers' pasture their life as reindeer keepers is at risk.
The Parkway Theater
4814 Chicago Ave So.
Minneapolis, MN 55417
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: No|