< THE REINDEER BELONG TO THE WIND>
The filmmaker takes viewers to her local Saami community. These people have long kept silent but decide now to open up and let the world know what threatens traditional Saami reindeer herding. Threats are related to mining, fencing, tourism and land use. This documentary gives a voice to people rarely heard in Finnish cultural and political life.
The film features Saami actress Anni-Kristina Juuso, familiar to Russian viewers from Alexander Rogozhkin’s The Cuckoo, 2002, Russia.
Päivi Kapiainen-Heiskanen is a Finnish doc film director and producer with background in journalism, cross media and project management. She has a master degree in journalism and has studied multiple languages. She works as a CEO of production company Mikkelin Mediaali Ltd and continues to do journalistic projects for various distribution channels.
Anni-Kristina Juuso is a Finnish actress and radio journalist of Sami origin. She is known for her leading role in the Russian film The Cuckoo (2002) directed by Alexander Rogozhkin. This role earned Anni-Kristina many cinematic awards, including the 2003 RF State Award in literature and arts.