A young protester with a sign among others, looking to the side with focus.

Rahčan – Ella’s Riot

(Rahčan – Ella’s Riot)

Ella is Sámi, a member of the indigenous population of Northern Europe. She’s also a pop star and activist who wants to protect the Sámi cultural heritage and the northern ecosystems.

In addition to unique nature, the mountains in northern Norway, which is where Ella comes from, also have large copper deposits. When the Norwegian government issues a mining permit for the region and a stunning fjord is threatened by toxic waste, Ella decides to act, joining the front lines of a protest movement. Civil disobedience appears to be the only way to stop the mining. The successful young musician’s activist efforts to gain respect for the planet come into conflict with the interests of the mining companies. The film, set upon the background of Sámi electro-pop, also provides a look at the Sámi community, the history of their forced assimilation, and their will to retain their traditions and natural environment.

Kino Mír 70 Malý sál, Nám. Míru 1/14, Krnov

Subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
Language: Norwegian
Subtitles: Czech, Open Captions for Deaf and Hard of hearing
TitleRahčan – Ella’s Riot
Original TitleRahčan – Ella’s Riot
Original LanguageNorwegian
Zněníoriginal audio, children’s films dubbed in Czech
Subtitles Czech subtitles, select films have descriptive Czech or English subtitles (look for the accessibility icons next to each screening)
PremiéraCzech premiere
Film typeFull-length documentary
Year of Production2022
Country of OriginNorway
Length72 min.
Tags Nature, Lifestyle, Europe
Director Anne Marte Blindheim
Rahčan – Ella’s Riot