Last Yoik of the Saami Forest Film Screening

  • Aeroport de Paris-Le Bourget 180 Esplanade de l’Air et de l’Espace, 93350 Paris France

Organizers: Saami Council

Directed by Hannu Hyvonnen

Runtime: 55 minutes

Language of film: Saami

Subtitles: English

The Finnish state-owned company Metsähallitus is logging the northernmost ancient forests in areas inhabited by the Saami people. The Finnish state has not been able to prove its legal ownership of these forests. These logging activities cause remarkable harm to reindeer herding by destroying winter grazing areas.

The documentary questions the responsibility for Saami culture and northern ecology, but also critically questions what kind of activity is acceptable for these slowly growing northern pine trees.

A discussion andQ&A session will follow with Members of Saami Parliament from Finland for an update on the current situation (because the film was produced in 2007).

 Location: Indigenous Peoples Pavilion (Auditorium)

Contact: Áile Jávo, aile.javo@gmail.com