Sami Blood

Friday 23rd February 5:00 PM - Alhambra
Sami Blood
Director:Amanda Kernell
Cert:15 Year: 2016 Length:110mins
Country:Norway/Denmark/Sweden Language:Swedish/Saami
A 14-year-old girl belonging to the Sami people, a Scandinavian ethnic minority, is subjected to racism and eugenic scrutiny in the 1930s when she is removed from her family and sent to a state-run school that aims to re-educate her into Swedish culture. She must soon choose between new academic opportunities or staying true to her cultural identity.

Thanks to Swedish Film Institute


“ A beautiful, haunting film, anchored by a startlingly accomplished lead performance. It has the feeling of a distant memory - one that is neither entirely pleasant nor painful, but persistent. ”

Washington Post







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