Birds in the Earth is a short film based on dance. The main characters are two young Sámi ballet students; Birit and Katja Haarla. The movie tells a bit melancholic story through their dance performances. At the same time it examines the deeper questions of the ownership of Sámi land.
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English title / Birds in the Earth
Original title / Eatnanvuloš Lottit – Maan sisällä linnut
Keywords / Sámi, indigenous people, ballet, landowningship
Type / Single channel
Genre / dance films, political commentary
Country / Finland
Picture ratio / 16:9
Duration / 00:10:40
Sound format / Dolby Surround 5.1
Year / 2018
Cast / Mauri Lähdesmäki (Cinematographer), Wimme Saari (Composer), Tapani Rinne (Composer), Marja Helander (Director), Mauri Lähdesmäki (Editor), Marja Helander (Producer), Marja Helander (Script), Marja Helander (Author), Pekka Kumpulainen (Sound Design), Pekka Aikio (Sound Design), Konsta Muffler Mikkonen (Sound Design), Outi Pieski (Assistant), Katja Haarla (Choreographer), Birit Haarla (Choreographer), Birit Haarla (Dance), Katja Haarla (Dance)