Dolastallat (To Have a Campfire)

Marja Helander | Sápmi - Finland | 2016 | 6 min | Experimental

Friday 21 October 2016 | 2:30 PM
TIFF Bell Lightbox, Cinema 2
North American Premiere
Screening as part of B[e]arings: Experimental Shorts

Referencing an old Sámi myth, we find a woman wandering through the mountains in the Kola Peninsula, a landscape marked by the mining industry. Encountering an unexpected friend, she attempts to make a hospitable offer in this dreamlike story commenting on ecology, past and present.


Marja Helander pursued her interest in photography and graduated from the University of Art and Design in Helsinki in 1999. Since then she has presented works in solo- and group-exhibitions both in Finland and abroad. Helander’s work explores the question of identity with regards to her Sámi background. She works with photography, video and installation.