Support us to immortalise the Samì culture We are Hiba and Jessica, the directors of the new film Alyki. We are Dutch architecture students and decided to make a film about the indigenous cultures of Europe. Especially the one still alive today; the Samì. We want to immortalise the Sami by including their culture in our film and supporting the Stand up for Sami campaign by the Environmental Justice Foundation.
Support us to immortalise the Samì culture
We are Hiba and Jessica, the directors of the new film Alyki. We are Dutch architecture students and decided to make a film about the indigenous cultures of Europe. Especially the one still alive today; the Samì. We want to immortalise the Sami by including their culture in our film and supporting the Stand up for Sami campaign by the Environmental Justice Foundation. For this we need your help!
Synopsys of the story
Let’s travel back to the Greeks, 400 BC. Alyki, a half-goddess from ancient Greece is cursed by the gods. She can’t experience love, as this will lead to her death. Exiled to an island in the far, freezing north she encounters a boy from the Samì people. The story that unfolds is one of longing and letting go, of loneliness and the resilience and strength that exists inside us. But ultimately, it’s a story about unconditional love.
Motivation behind the Film
We want to tell a story that celebrates the indigenous cultures of Europe. Because we’re fascinated by the Greek mythology and Samì legends. In our story and also in history, the ancient Greeks existed in the same era as the Samì. Nowadays the Samì is the only indigenous culture left in Europe, and needs to be protected. We want to celebrate the Samì, and their resilience overtime.
Unfortunately, the Samì culture is threatened to lose their land and their way of life. Recent news about the pressure on Samì grounds was published by the NOS. Reindeerhunters stated, ‘We cannot lose more land.’ And Sofia Jannok, a child of indigenous Samì people, spoke on TEDTalks about this problem, ‘They forced us to move, to make room for others.’
The famous Greek mythology and culture is still very much alive today in the way we tell stories for example, but the Sami culture is still physically alive, and we want to keep it this way.
What we will do with the money
Thus, part of the donated money will support the; The Stand up for The Sami Campaign by the Environmental Justice Foundation.
Part of the money will also go to actors, soundtrack composers and set design.
And last but not least: the rest of the money will go to much needed film equipment and shooting on location so we can rightfully capture the glory of the land of the Greek Gods as well as the beauty of the North and do justice to the Samigrounds.
Support us to immortalize the Samì culture!
Irma van den Berg23-11-2020 17:51
Ik vind het erg belangrijk om het verhaal van de Sami-cultuur te vertellen en hun manier van leven te vertellen.
Mooi doel.. en leuk dat jullie zo doortastend zijn
Volgens mij een veelbelovend filmproject. Zou mooi zijn als dit gerealiseerd kan worden!