Two Norwegian films will be playing at the Nordic Heritage Museum's third annual Nordic Lights Film Festival at the start of January.Suddenly Sami - playing Sunday, January 8 at noon
For much of the twentieth century, it was important for many U.S. immigrants and those with Native American background to "lose" their roots, and mold their cultural identity towards that of the dominant culture. In much the same way, filmmaker Ellen-Astri Lundby's mother tried to "lose" her Sami heritage. Watch the film to see how the filmmaker travels to northern Norway to explore her Sami heritage.
King of Devil's Island (Kongen av Bastøy) - playing Sunday, January 8 at 7 p.m.
The life of teenage boys living in a prison colony for young boys run by a sadistic regime on an island in Norway in the early 1900s was unbearable. Based on a true story, this film explores the story of a young boy who dared to rise up against conditions.
Learn more and order tickets at the film festival site: http://www.siff.net/cinema/seriesDetail.aspx?FID=265.