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The Potato Venture is a comedy about an early start-up entrepreneur who tries to import potato into Finland in the 17th century. The new class of bourgeoisie is emerging and shaking up the stagnant spirit of the era. But nobody believes in potato, and the Turnip Vendors’ Guild decides to squash the disruption caused by the young entrepreneurs.
Since the white men came to Finland, the Sámi have only been losing their rights. And it seems to get worse year by year. The new laws of the National Board of Forestry, the definition of the Sámi people by the Supreme Administrative Court of Finland, the Parliaments failure to ratify ILO169 (international law package for improving the position of the indigenous people) and the new restrictions of the Sámi’s fishing rights show how the Finns are treating their small minority. These decisions harden the daily life of the Sámi, who mostly live out of the nature. The Sámi are ignored while making these decisions.
Tale of the Sleeping Giant is a movie filmed entirely in Lapland in the most mythical wilderness: the mountains, lakes and rivers of Lapland. It is a journey into the rich mytology of ancient Scandinavians and Lapps told in the form of a nature movie.
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