For thousands of years our people has lived and worked in Sapmi. Reindeer herding is an important part of our life, of our soul, a way of living and of surviving.
Herdswoman is about three Sami women to whom reindeer herding is more than a mere occupation
The Sami are an indigenous people of the Arctic and live in Norway, Sweden, Finland and Russia. The Sami settlement area is called Sapmi.
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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.
Herdswoman was awarded with the Documentary Film Prize at the 50th Nordic Film Days in Lübeck.
Statement of the Jury:
The Documentary Film Prize goes to the Swedish documentary film \\\\\\\"Herdswoman\\\\\\\" by Kine Boman. The ongoing conflict between Sami traditions and profit-oriented modern Sweden serves to portray a civilization threatened to sink into oblivion. By means of striking images and sounds, director Kine Bomann successfully depicts the struggle of the Sami people for their culture and their living space. Hopefully, the prize will encourage her to further pursue the topic and keep up her commitment for this minority.
Herdswoman won also the AUDIENCE PRIZE at the Riddu Riddu International festival in Norway.
Earlier the film recieved the \\\\\\\'BEST ESTHETICS AWARD at \\\\\\\'Nepal International Indigenous Film Festival 2008\\\\\\\'.
IMDb.............: User Rating of 6,8/10
Runtime..........: 58 Minutes
Audio............: Swedish / Sami (in one track)
Subtitles........: English, Spanish, German, Sami, Swedish, Norwegian
Video Format.....: PAL
Aspect Ratio.....: 16:9
DVD Format.......: Anamorphic
DVD Source.......: DVD5
DVD Distributor..: JOURNEYMAN PICTURES LTD
Average Bit Rate.: 5004 kbps