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DD Podcast Episode 5: Native filmscapes - Storytelling and film


Dive into a conversation with filmmakers Elle Sofe Sara, Elle Márjá Eira, and Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers as they share their journeys in filmmaking and the essence of being contemporary indigenous filmmakers. Recorded at the International Sámi Film Institute during the indigenous film conference, this episode offers unique insights into transforming indigenous stories into film and the experiences of Sámi and indigenous filmmakers today.

Thanks to our guests, 3 x Elle; 

Elle Sofe Sara, Choreographer and director
Elle Márjá Eira, Artist and director
Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers, Director, actor and producer

About this episode

Listen to filmmakers Elle Sofe Sara, Elle Márjá Eira and Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers discuss their experiences in filmmaking, and what it means to be a contemporary indigenous filmmaker.

Native filmscapes was recorded during the indigenous film conference held at the heart of Sámi film, the International Sámi Film Institute this fall.

On the last conference day, our producer Inga Márjá Utsi met up with three sámi filmmakers who all carry unique insights to what it means to transform indigenous stories to a film format and how it is to be a Sámi and indigenous filmmaker in the field. The result being an episode full of reflections about the current «wave in Sámi film».


Produced by Dáiddadállu - Sámi Artist Network

Editing, sound design, and theme music: Anthoni Hætta

Graphic design: Kamilla Marie Triumf Oppheim


The podcast is funded by the Arts Council Norway and The Fritt Ord Foundation