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Rap and Reindeer

English title: Rap and Reindeer
Original title: Revontulten Räppäri
German title: Rap and Reindeer *
Finland, 2023

Director: Saario, Petteri
Production company: DocArt, Wildfin
Age recommendation: 14 years and up
Length: 73 min.
Film genre: Documentary

This film follows the life of 18-year-old Sámi rapper Mihkku Laiti, who lives in the northernmost corner of Sámiland. The film is a coming-of-age story, following Mihkku on his journey towards a career as a musician and rise to stardom in the midst of varying expectations. He’s charmed the crowd at Talent Finland competition and proudly wears the traditional Sámi costume he has styled himself. He raps and yoiks in harmony, designs his own brand on his computer but also masters the skill of laborious reindeer herding. Above all, he sees his own unique roots and the Sámi language as his greatest strength. The future makes him wonder: to follow his father’s footsteps or to reach for his dreams.

DocPoint 2023, Tampere IFF 2023, Oulu CFF 2023 (awarded)

Website: rapandreindeer.com/

World sales address/es:
Bufo (FI)