Govadas

Oikari Elina

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 Helsinki-based filmmaker. She received M.A. from the Aalto University Documentary Film Studies (2014). Oikari has made short films especially for film concerts in collaboration with musicians, composers and conductors. Oikari emphasizes experimental connections between image and sound in her works whose themes are related to the classics of dramatic literature, experiences of otherness and the generational experience of the people born in the 1980's. Her works have been screened internationally at various film festivals and music events.