Giitu Giitu (Thank You Lord)

Elle Sofe Sara | Short Documentary
Sámi | Norway | 2019 | 6 min
Canadian Premiere

Friday, October 25, 2019 | 8:00pm
Short Program: Translations
TIFF Bell Lightbox, Cinema 1

Giitu giitu (Thank you Lord) is a visual short film about the Læstadian trance in Sápmi.


Elle Sofe Sara, based in Guovdageaidnu, is a choreographer and director who works at the interlaces of video art, filmmaking and dance. In her works she regularly sheds light on the social, political and cultural peculiarities and challenges of the Sámi People. She holds a Master's degree in Choreography at the Oslo Academy of the Arts and studied Dance at the Laban School in London.

Elle Sofe is one of the founders of Dáiddadállu/ Sámi artist collective.