We are excited to share with you our second podcast in the new ‘Voices of the North’ podcast mini-series in collaboration with Harrison Parrot and SpareBank1 Nord-Norge, Samfunnsløftet.
In episode Number 2 ‘Voices of the North: Conversations with Nordic talents and their mentors: Elle Sofe Sara: a Sámi film director from Kautokeino’ we listen to a conversation between a Nordic talent and a mentor from the Talent Norway programme ‘Mer Film’. Mer Film is a programme aimed at young, talented film directors from the Northern parts of Norway.
We are joining Elle Sofe and her mentor Ole in Kautokeino for one of their working sessions on her new feature film project and discuss how the Sámi culture has inspired their artistic endeavours.
Elle Sofe Sara (choreographer and film director, founders of the Sámi artist collective and a traditional Sámi reindeer herder)
Ole Giæver (film director, screenwriter, actor and mentor)
“When you first start drawing as a kid you draw the world as you see it. You draw a horse the way you think a horse is like. And then at some point, maybe when you are about eight or nine years old, you start drawing horses the way the other kids are drawing horses. You stop trusting your own view upon the world, and I think it is important to try to find back to that and trust that your personal view of the world is what the world actually needs, and what other people needs to see. We need to see the different views on life and on our society.” Elle Sofe Sara
Hosted by HarrisonParrott’s Karoline Melstveit.
Audio edited by Merlyn Thomas and theme music composed by Robert Cochrane