Gállok: The Battle for Sami Rights and to Stop a Mining Project in Sweden
Directed by Truls Anderssen
2018 ♦ 84 minutes ♦ Sweden
Swedish with English subtitles
Next to the Swedish world heritage site of Laponia, plans are underway to introduce a new iron ore mine in Gállok. Tor, a nature photographer and father of two, reclaims his indigenous Sami surname, and joins a group of indigenous and environmental activists to stop the British company Beowulf from mining on the ancestral lands of the indigenous Sami people.
In his fight against the controversial new mine, Tor and his family risk everything, but he faces strong political and economic opposition, local rivals, and a collective of Sami reindeer herders who hesitate to accept him as one of their own.
PART OF THE OHIO INDIGENOUS DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL
General Admission: $12