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Image: Supplied - Ole Giæver

Opening the Scandinavian film festival, Gothenberg Festival winner Let the River Flow follows the story of a Sámi girl drawn into a protest in Norway 40 years ago.

Indigenous Sámi people wanted to preserve a nomadic way of life that fitted in with the seasons and followed the Reindeer.  The Government down in Oslo however had plans for an essential river that would be dammed and the country lost to the Sámi.

Director and creator Ole Giæver found that in the course of making the movie that in fact he too had Sámi heritage

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