EthnoKino presents: Students' special, Starless Dreams & Makala

  Hannah Ambühl, Schweiz, 2018, OV Swedish/e, 46 Minuten

I) Älven min Vän (The River, My Friend)

Älven min Vän is a portrait of the lives of four women and their relationship to the Lule River in Sweden. The film shows the consequences of the forced resettlement of Sami people who were displaced from their land because of the construction of river dams and were alienated from their indigenous culture and way of life (such as reindeer husbandry, clothing, language, food and music). At the same time, the film shows the deep relationship between the women and the river.