National Competition 1: Homecoming

A full-length film about reparations in the form of returning culturally significant museum items to their original owners.

Language: Fin, Eng Duration: 75 min Age Limit: For All Ages

  • Nainen istuu kuvattavana studiossa.

    Máhccan – Kotiinpaluu

    Director: Suvi West, Anssi Kömi
    Country: Finland
    Year: 2023
    Genre: Documentary
    Duration: 75min
    Age Limit:

    The film is set in the museum world in a turning point, where the national museums have to deal with their colonialistic history. The National Museum of Finland returned thousands of everyday objects taken from the indigenous Sámi people back to them.
    Filmmaker Suvi West takes the audience behind the scenes of the museum world, revealing a visual, philosophical, and spiritual realm. She seeks a connection with ancestors through old museum objects, eventually arriving at the collective pain points of the Sámi people. How can the damage caused by outsiders be repaired so that collective pains can be left behind?