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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.

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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.