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“Herdswoman - Herdenleben”

Kine Boman (Schweden) - 58 min

Friday, 14. Nov. 2008 from 15:30 in Kammermusiksaal       

Herdswoman is about three Sami women to whom reindeer herding is more than a mere occupation. It is a way of life, their culture. Aina, Elisabeth and Lisa belong to different generations. Their stories reflect life in Sápmi (Lapland) and the transition from nomadic existence to modern society. The film relates their pleasure in working with the reindeer. They live with and for their herds. The women raise questions about the essence of life. Their thoughts, dreams and memories show their view of life and its essential values. When a court case questions their ancient rights to the reindeers’ pasture their life as reindeer keepers is at risk.