Govadas

Elina Oikari

Govadas explores the contradiction and harmony between humans and nature through Sámi poetry. The cyclical perception of time among the only indigenous people living in the European Union is presented in the work as unfolding forms and layers based on the archive material from the 1940's and the super 8 mm film footage from 2010’s. Govadas creates a kinetic meditation on time, memory, landscape and the ruptures between them.

Production Year
2018
Duration
00:08:43
Type
Genre
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Original Title
Govadas
Finnish Title

Govadas

English Title

Govadas

Production Countries
Finland
Dialogue
Yes
Sound
Yes
Cast
Elina Oikari (Author), Elina Oikari (Cinematographer), Elina Oikari (Director), Elina Oikari (Editor), Elina Oikari (Script), Pekka Aikio (Sound Design), Jyri Pirinen (Additional Effect), Tiina ja Antti Herlinin Säätiö (Funder), Taiteen edistämiskeskus / Mediataide (Funder), Elina Oikari (Graphics)
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Elina Oikari is a filmmaker who works with fiction, documentary, and alternative film. She has graduated with a Master of Arts from the ELO Film School Finland in Aalto University majoring in documentary film directing (2014). Oikari's work often explores current social themes connected with timeless places and stories. Using a sharp palette of absurd humor and reflective visual language she aims to push the boundaries of cinema.