Marja Helander

Director

Marja Helander (b. 1965) is an award-winning Sámi photographer, video artist and filmmaker with roots both in Helsinki and Utsjoki. In her work, she has studied various themes including her own identity between the Finnish and the Sámi culture. Since 1992, Helander’s work has been exhibited in two dozen solo exhibitions and over 50 group exhibitions in Finland and abroad.

Filmography

  • 2020 Shelter
  • 2018 Birds in the Earth
  • 2016 Dolastallat
Marja Helander's films at RIFF
Shelter
Sami Shorts
Year: 2020
Suodji is a short film adaptation of an old story from Utsjoki, Sápmi, to the present. It...

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