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A Shout into the Wind

Original title Huuto tuuleen


The fate of an entire culture lies in the hands of a few determined individuals. The film follows them struggle against the threats of modern-day life to keep alive the traditions and memories of the Skolt Sámi people.
The documentary film A Shout into the Wind is the debut film of the Skolt Sámi director Katja Gauriloff. It portrays the present-day reality of the Skolt Sámi people in which modern life and old traditions converge in perfect harmony. A strong connection to nature in daily life emerges as one of the principle themes of the film.

Author/s Katja Gauriloff

Katja Gauriloff was born in Inari, Northern Lapland. Her mother is Skolt Sámi from original habitat, Petsamo. Storytelling is near her family; her grandmother is the most famous Skolt Sámi traditional storyteller. She has studied film directing (2000 – 2004) in Tampere School of Art and Media. Today she is a film director and part-owner of Oktober Production Company. She is a member of EDN, European Documentary Network and has participated in Twelve for the Future workshop in 2007-2008. A Shout into the Wind is her first long documentary film. In 2006 she received the 10 000 $ Seed Grant of the National Geographic All Roads Film Project. Her documentary film A Shout into the Wind was awarded the State Quality Support for cinema productions in Finland in 2008.

Research Katja Gauriloff
Photography Jarkko T. Laine, Jari Kumpulainen, JP Passi, Pena Pällijeff, Johannes Lehmuskallio
Sound Juha Hakanen
Editing Tuuli Kuittinen