Matters of Heart and Soul (2020)

  • 2020
  • shorts
  • 1h 24m

FILMS

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NJOUKCAMAT (The Tongues) Directed by Marja Bål Nango (Sámi) and Ingir Bål Nango (Sámi)

During a blizzard on the tundra, a Sami woman is herding her reindeer when she is attacked by a man. Her sister senses that something is wrong and starts looking for her. Wrapped in fear and confusion, both women will unite in their fight for revenge.

Bonus Content

10m
Bala

Directed by Deborah Brown

In this poetic short about family, love, and loss; the death of a beloved grandfather calls a man to the ocean where sinking offers a respite from his isolation.

11m
Forgive Me

Directed by Chelsea Winstanley

Sina, a young arts student meets his professor for a game of chess in their favourite cafe. Today marks the end of business for the coffee shop and the end of a game Sina thought he could win.

3m
Ga´idat/ma´hccat (dissociate)

Directed by Sunna Nousuniemi

gáidat/máhccat (English title dissociate) is an experimental narrative about an Indigenous soul trying to survive in the colonial society..

17m
Hinekura

Directed by Becs Arahanga

Hinekura, a young Māori girl, embarks on the right of passage ceremony in her community that changes her relationship forever.

16m
Updated

Directed by Nivi Pedersen

Anna’s son, Miilu, is discussing with his fiancé if Anna should attend their wedding or not. Anna suffers from hallucinatory dementia but is already a user at e-Na, a helping equipment for people with dementia and their relatives.

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