In 1930s Lapland, the 14-year-old indigenous Sámi girl, Elle Marja, leaves the wild ancestral grounds and the family's reindeer camp to attend a remote draconian boarding school along with her younger sister, Njenna. However--as the bright rural student pursues a denied education and an opportunity, desirous of integrating herself into the modern Swedish society--a painful visit by a team of anthropologists paired by a traumatic experience will be the harsh reminders of an ever-present brutal prejudice and a deep-seated racism. Uppsala promises a bright future in the bustling metropolis, but to pass as a regular Swedish teenager, Elle Marja will have to make a greater sacrifice than just changing her name. But, can an outcast sever ties and renounce his proud lineage so easily?
Did You Know?
The title is a reference to Lappblod
(1948), ie "Lapp blood". The "Lapp" is a old term for sami which is considered derogatory. See more
Don't yoik at school...
Edited from Stoerre Vaerie
I Thought I Heard Buddy Bolden Say
Music composed by Ferdinand 'Jelly Roll' Morton See more