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Virtanen, Kurtti and Chopp participating in 41 North Film Festival

November 1, 2017

41 North Film Festival 2017On Saturday night at 7:30 three Finlandia employees will be participating in a panel discussion following the showing of Sami Blood during the 41 North Film Festival at Michigan Tech.

About Sami Blood

In this lyrical and psychologically-complex drama, a 14-year-old Sámi girl is subjected to racism and eugenic scrutiny in the 1930s when she is removed from her family and sent to a state-run school that aims to reeducate her into Swedish culture. Newcomer Lene Cecilia Sparrok brilliantly portrays the fierce independence, rage, and desire of a young indigenous woman determined to make her own way in the world while struggling with its extraordinarily high cost.

About Panel Discussion

A panel discussion/Q&A with Jerry Jondreau and Finlandia University’s Jim Kurtti, Dr. Hilary Virtanen, and Joanna Chopp, follows the screening of these films.

Learn more about the event on the 41 North Film Festival website.

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