Huuto Tuuleen (A Shout into the Wind)

Title of the film Original title: Huuto Tuuleen
English title: A Shout into the Wind
Hungarian title: Kiáltás a szélbe

Production and shooting info Country of the production: Finland - fi
Year of production: from 2006 to 2007
Year of shooting: 2006
Length of the film: 55 min
Colouring: colour
Standard format: DigiBeta
Recording format: HDV
Original language: skolt sámi
Language of subtitle: English

Description of the content The fate of an entire culture lies in the hands of a few determined individuals. The film follows them struggle against the threats of modern-day life to keep alive the traditions and memories of the Skolt Sámi people. The documentary film A Shout into the Wind is the debut film of the Skolt Sámi director Katja Gauriloff. Veikko Feodoroff is the spokesman for the Skolt Sámi who doesn’t want to live off the power of money but prefers to get by with what nature provides. He speaks up for his endangered people and sets out to seek support for his project for building a retirement home for the Skolt Sámi. On his journey he meets public officials and politicians from all the way up to the European Parliament. Only a few young people remain in the Sevetti Village. One of them is Natalia, who wants to bring back to life the joyfulness that used to exist in the village community. With unfaltering sense of humor and energy, she organizes a summer dance in the village pavilion which has been left to decay in solitude. Natalia’s roots are deep in the wilderness but still, she dreams of a life somewhere else because she doesn’t want to be alone for the rest of her life.

Credits Director: Katja Gauriloff
Music composer: Pekka Karjalainen
Producer: Joonas Berghäll
Cinematographer: Johannes Lehmuskallio
 Pena Pällijeff
 Jani Kumpulainen
 J. Passi
 Jarkko Laine
Editor: Tuuli Kuittinen
Sound: Juha Hakanen
Casting: Veikko Feodoroff

Company / Institution Production: Oktober Oy
Distributor: Oktober Oy

Ethnicity and locality Etnic group: Skolt Sámi
Continent: North Europe
Country: Finland - fi

Tipology Type: non-fiction film
Form: documentary film

Related sciences Social science: ethnography

Keyword: tradition

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