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Whisperers, The

Original title: Hviskerne – Veasoejorksh
German title: Flüsterer, Die
Norway, Canada, 2016

Director: Kinsella, David
Production company: David Kinsella Productions AS
Co-producers: Buffalo Gal Pictures
Age recommendation: 14 years and up
Length: 98 min.
Film genre: Documentary

A hybrid film with real people, living their dreams in a Native American fable.

The Whisperers (Veasoejorksh in South Sami) tells the story of a young indigenous girl, Ellen-Sara Sparrok Larsen. She is the eldest child in a reindeer herding family, born to continue the 1000 year tradition in Norway. We follow her on her journey from when she was 11 until she is 18 today.

Ellen-Sara is a unique character, being a girl rather than a boy having the responsibility carrying on her traditions. Ellen-Sara stands in the middle of the progressive Norwegian society and the rich traditions of the South Sami reindeer herding culture, but the life of a teenager and their choices in life are questioned. The commercial world is just so tempting for this young woman.

The Whisperers is a teenage coming of age, environment, indigenous adventure.

Nordic Filmdays Luebeck 2016, Zlin 2017

Website: davidkinsella.com/

World sales address/es:
Adler and Associates (US)