Southern Sami yoiks and blood. What happens to you if you cut all ties with your culture? Can you really become someone else?
In the 1930s, Ella-Marja was sent to a boarding school for Sami children where they were taught to know their place, scientists from the State Institute for Racial Biology came to measure and photograph them naked, and speaking Sami, even just among themselves, resulted in beatings. In present day, she calls herself Christina and visits Lapland…
This is the director’s declaration of love to those who left and stayed, a film about the dark pages of the Swedish history.