About the production

By: Director Katja Gauriloff | Oktober Year: 2023

Lida, an elderly Skolt Sámi woman who has abandoned her past under the pressures of assimilation, weaving across three different historical eras to examine the fate of Finland’s Indigenous peoples in the post-war period.

Je’vida is the first feature-length film entirely in Skolt Sámi. Directed by Katja Gauriloff (Baby Jane, Kaisa’s Enchanted Forest), with a script by Gauriloff and Sámi poet Niillas Holmberg, Je’vida was filmed in northern Lapland.

Jevida film poster