Congratulations to director Amanda Kernell whose film SAMI BLOOD is the winner of LUX Prize 2017! The LUX Film Prize is an initiative by the European Parliament which celebrates European cinema and values.
Sámi Blood is a Swedish film written and directed by Amanda Kernell which explores discrimination against the indigenous Sami people in Sweden in the 1930s. Elle Marja, 14, is a girl from the ethnic group the Sámi, reindeer herders, who is sent to a state school where Sami children are converted into 'acceptable' members of Swedish society.
Exposed to the racism of the 1930's and race biology examinations at her boarding school, Elle starts dreaming of another life. But in order to achieve her dreams she believes that she has to break all ties with her family and culture... Read more about the film here.
Sámi Blood is a co-production between Sweden, Denmark and Norway, involving Nordisk Film Production Sverige, Bautafilm, Digipilot, Nordisk Film Production A/S and Sveriges Television. The film is also supported by Creative Europe MEDIA.