Borderline | Radji

border Sweden - Norway
a film by Georg Götmark & John Erling Utsi
In production
In Northern-Scandinavia, a seemingly never-ending border conflict is going on between the indigenous Sami people and the Norwegian and Swedish authorities.

Radji is a film about Simon and Beatrice a Swedish/Norwegian-Sami couple who are struggling to raise their kids, and survive as reindeer herders, in spite of the fact that the pastures of their reindeer are divided by the national border between the two countries. It is a film about the harsh vastness of nature, national identity, bureaucracy, cultural heritage and a pending court case against the Norwegian government that will decide they future of the reindeer herders from Saarivouma.

 

Credits

directed by
Georg Götmark
John Erling Utsi

written by
Frederik Nicolai
Georg Götmark
John Erling Utsi

director of photography
Karl-Emil Rickardsen

assistant director
Domenico Centrone

production manager
Iva Tkalec
Setareh Samavi

Awards & festivals

pitched at Below Zero, Trømso, 2019

Production Details

in co-production with
VRT-Canvas (BE)
Filmpool Nord (SE)
SVT (SE)

in co-production with
Relation 04 Media (NO)
Sami Kompania AB & Film Front (SE)
In_Script (LT), Kinoteka (HR)
UMedia
in association with UFund (BE)

with the support from
Flanders Audiovisual Fund
Screen Brussels | Brussels Capital Region
the Belgian Federal Government Tax Shelter (BE)

with the support from 
Norwegian Film Institute
Film Fund Nord (NO)

Samiska Filminstitutet

with the support from 
the Media Programme of the European Union