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Juuret On
(Under Two Skies)

Anssi Kömi, Suvi West | Sápmi - Finland | 2017 | 12 MIN | Short Documentary

Saturday 21 October 2017 | 5:45 PM
TIFF Bell Lightbox, Cinema 2
North American Premiere
Screening as part of Love Stories

Pregnant with her first child, Helsinki-based director Suvi West shares her longing to return north to her ancestral lands to ensure her child has a northern Sámi identity. While her Finnish partner Anssi does not feel at home up north, his love for her makes him contemplate a change in lifestyle and a move to Sápmi. This personal documentary is a portrait of a couple at a crossroads in their lives and a testament to one’s deep love for their land.

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Suvi West (Sámi) has worked as a freelance director, script writer and editor. Her first feature documentary Me and My Little Sister (2016) screened at last year’s imagineNATIVE. Jurret On is her first collaboration with her partner and co-director Anssi Kömi.