20 mins


With the singular Sámi oral storytelling tradition of joik at its center, Áhkuin is a visual and musical call-and-response between a grandmother and her descendants. Archival interviews unspool as a connective thread across time, inviting the viewer through a portal into this corner of Sápmi. Seemingly mundane chores — carrying water from the river, setting up the sauna, boiling reindeer bone marrow — offer up gifts of memory, music and Indigenous knowledge. Áhkuin presents a melancholy yet playful Sámi story with lessons for a new era defined by giving and receiving.

Production Team

Radio-JusSunná//Sunná Nousuniemi and Guhtur Niillas Rita Duomis//Tuomas Kumpulainen

Film Contact

Festival Screenings

Featured in the 2024 Mountainfilm Festival.
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