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Heli Huovinen | Short Drama
Inari Sámi | Finland | 2019 | 2 min
Saturday, October 26, 2019 | 10:00am
TIFF Bell Lightbox, Cinema 2
The bear has always been significant to Inari Sámi mythology both, honoured and feared of all animals. In this dreamy story, Huovinen weaves together poetry, drawing and traditional Inari Sámi vocals together paint a picture of the relationship of love and transformation.
Heli Huovinen, an Inari Sámi artist from Finnish side of Sápmi, has worked with Sámi media and theatre since 2007. She is a Drama Instructor and studied Sámi Music and Media at the Sámi Educational Institute. Huovinen produces Sámi children programs in Yle for the Finnish public service broadcasting company. Autumn 2019, she will be working as an actress in opera produced by Soundstream and Beaivváš Sámi National Theatre in Toronto.