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Suddenly Samí (Min Mors Hemmelighet)


February 19, 2014


Suddenly Samí (Min Mors Hemmelighet)

A film by Ellen-Astri Lundby (2009)

Presented by Dr. Angelica Lawson

Suddenly Sami is a personal film about identity.  When the director discovers that her mother has been hiding her Indigenous Sami background from her, Ellen sets out to Northern Norway to discover why.  Ellen’s story explores the impact of relocation and diaspora on the Indigenous peoples of Norway and how this history has impacted Sami identity.

About Dr. Angelica Lawson

Dr. Lawson is an assistant professor of American Indian Studies at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities where she teaches American Indian and Indigenous film.

About the Director:

Ellen-Astri Lundby (b. 1959), a freelance reporter and filmmaker, has worked in film and television since 1989 creating humorous short fiction and documentary films.

Place: Sateren Auditorium, Music Hall, 715 22nd Ave South

Time: 6:30 to 9:30 pm.

  • 6:30-7:00 Introductions
  • Screening begins at 7:00
  • Discussion follows

All events are free to the public.

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Thank you to our sponsors: the American Indian Studies Department, the Augsburg Native American Film Series, and the University of Minnesota’s American Indian Studies Department.

For parking permits contact M. Elise Marubbio at Permits are limited in number. For parking directions visit: You will be parking in Lot L off of 35th between Riverside and Butler Pl. You will need a parking permit.

If you would like to make a tax-deductible donation to the Augsburg Native American Film Series or this project, please send your checks to:

Augsburg Native American Film Series

Augsburg College

CB 115

2011 Riverside Avenue

Minneapolis, MN 55454