Join us for a special screening of the award winning documentary Kaisa’s Enchanted Forest on Saturday, February 24, 2018 from 2pm to 3:30pm at the Embassy of Finland.
A proud member of Finland’s indigenous Skolt Sami tribe, filmmaker Katia Gauriloff found footage of her grandmother Kaisa, a legendary storyteller and singer of le’udd epic ballads.
The poetic footage and newly created animation depicting the stories creates a moving portrait of a charismatic woman who stayed strong as WWII forced them to relocate to a part of Finland where they had to give up their reindeer-herding way of life.
The film tells a story of friendship and joining of destinies. The personal story of Robert Crottet and Kaisa is strongly intertwined with the fate of the Skolt Sámi during the war-time upheaval. As a result of the war the Skolt Sámi lost nearly everything. Robert Crottet acted as a spokesman for the Skolt Sámi in post-war Europe. His aim was to secure the future and way of life of Skolt Sámi.