Around midsummer, reindeer herders of village Ávžžášjávri in Finland collect their reindeer and
mark the newborn calves. Marks are a series of cuts to calves’ ears
and this tradition has been men’s job before.
Ellen-Maaret Juuso puts her city life to a pause and
flies to Käsivarsi Wilderness Area to do her share
of this Sámi tradition.
Boazovázzi is a fascinating documentary that, through its protagonist Ellen-Maaret, speaks of the importance of reindeer herding for indigenous communities; it is also about the challenges of balancing city life and traditions.
|Director:||Joonas Mattila, Jeffrey Roekens|