Gállok (2018)

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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.

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EVENT INFORMATION

DATE & TIME: 
Monday, October 10, 2022 - 10:00am
LOCATION: 
Apollo Theater Oberlin
19 East College Street
Oberlin , OH 44074
Phone: (440) 774-3920

SPONSORED BY: 
Cleveland American Indian Movement
Oberlin Indigenous Peoples' Day Committee