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 to introduce a controversial new iron ore mine in Gállok (pronounced "Kallak") are under way. Tor, a nature photographer and father of two, reclaims his Sami surname, and joins a group of indigenous and environmental activists to stop British company Beowulf from mining on the ancestral lands of the indigenous Sami people. Tor risks everything in his fight against a the new mine, but faces strong political and economic forces, local rivals and a Sami collective that hesitate to accept him as one of their own.