Eatnameamet - Our Silent Struggle is a political documentary revealing the Finnish Governments assimilation and colonization policy towards the Sámi people.
The Sámi people are fighting for their existence and their uncertain future with political acts. Eatnameamet is a pamphlet and a cry for help for the future of the only indigenous people of the European Union - through the voices of the Sámi people themselves. In the film the Sámi people bring out the effects of the Government of Finland’s colonizing policy in their everyday lives. They are concerned about the welfare of the people and do everything for the moral and legal rights of the Sámi people in Finland.
Eatnameamet is a universal story, since many of the indigenous people are having the same struggle around the world.
Suvi West (b.1982) has worked as a freelance director, script writer and editor. Among others she has directed five short documentaries that have travelled internationally and directed her first feature doc Me and My Little Sister in 2016. She is also a creator for the 8-part tv series 'Märät Säpikkäät'– which introduced young Sámi people in a humorous way and was nominated as the best tv-series of 2012.
2021 Eatnameamet - Our Silent Struggle
2017 Under Two Skies (Short)
2016 Me and My Little Sister
|Programme:||Films from the North Features|
|Original title:||Eatnameamet - Min jaskes dáistaleapmi|
|Run time:||1h 14m|