the fire

Liselotte Wajstedt | Sápmi - sweden | 2017 | 10 MIN | SHORT Documentary

Sunday 22 October 2017 | 11:00 AM
TIFF Bell Lightbox, Cinema 3
International Premiere

Screening as part of The Land Within

A heartstopping document of the day a fire began deep in a mine where the filmmaker’s partner is trapped. Glued to her computer, filmmaker Liselotte Wajstedt can only sit and wait for the smallest update on the news. The Fire is a remarkably emotional film and part of Liselotte’s continued body of work addressing her hometown of Kiruna and its physical relocation due to overmining.


Born in Kiruna, Liselotte Wajstedt (Sámi) works full-time as an artist and filmmaker. With a background in painting and arts, her experimental films have screened internationally.