The event is organized by the Arctic Indigenous Film Foundation, Film.Gl-Greenland Film Makers, and the University of the Arctic (UArctic).

This two day event will consist of a panel discussion on how the Arctic Indigenous peoples in film and media fight against climate change from the perspective of the free, prior, and informed.

Place: Scandinavian House, (58 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10016)
Time: 21th April 2023, 6 pm- 8 pm

This panel and film screenings will be part of the programming for our Arctic Indigenous exhibition Arctic Highway and will coincide with the Indigenous People’s Forum presented at the United Nations.

Scandinavia House, the cultural center of the American-Scandinavian Foundation, strives to build cultural and educational ties between the United States and the five Nordic countries. Scandinavia House offers a wide range of programs, including art, design, and historical exhibitions as well as film series, concerts, lectures, symposia, language courses, and children's programs that illuminate the contemporary vitality of the Nordic countries. 


Introduction to the program by Anne Lajla Utsi, CEO International Sámi Film Institute and Kyle Reinhart Manager of Education and Cultural Programs, Scandinavia House

Welcoming note:

Mr. Dariio Mejia Montalvo, Chair of the Permanent Forum for Indigenous Issues

Mr. Aslak Holmberg, President, Saami Council

Opening notes:

Ambassador, Elina Kalkku, Permanent Mission of Finland to the UN

Indigenous film discussion:

Elle Máijá Tailfeathers, film director Sámi/Blackfoot, Canada

Emile Hertling Péronard, film producer, Inuk, Greenland

Anna Hoover, film director, Unangax̂, USA

Liisa Holmberg, AIFF, Sápmi


Jason Ryle, Canada

Salmon Reflection (2022) 4´doc
Director Anna Hoover, Alaska

Refreshments from the Arctic 

Saturday 22.4.2023
Time: 2pm-4pm

Film screening of Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers
Night Riders (2021)
Director: Danis Goulet
Producer: Taika Waititi, New Zealand

Eallu (2021) 15´ doc. 
Director Elle-Marja Eira, Sápmi. (Norway)

Ivalu (2023) 16`
Director: Anders Walter (Denmark)
Co-Director: Pipaluk K. Jørgensen (Greenland)
Producers: Rebecca Pruzan, Kim Magnusson (Denmark)
Co-producers: Emile Hertling Péronard, Pipaluk K. Jørgensen (Greenland)

Contact information:
Liisa Holmberg
Arctic Indigenous Film Fund - AIFF