How To Juggle Reindeer Horns – A Short Film About Young Sámi Artists Defies Stereotypes

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How To Juggle Reindeer Horns – A Short Film About Young Sámi Artists Defies Stereotypes

Bálggis (A Path) is a portrait of three young Sámi artists representing marginal art forms. The short documentary features a circus artist, a graffiti artist, and a comic artist who all live nowadays in the big cities of Southern Finland.
short documentary features a circus artist, a graffiti artist, and a comic artist who all live nowadays in the big cities of Southern Finland. Manipulating reindeer horns looks dangerous. Aleksi Niittyvuopio juggles different objects and explores their natural movement. Reindeer horns are a challenge, but the goal is to have his own solo performance. “My own path as an artist has some goals, but along that path you notice every now and then that there is a stream or something else that you want to go and see. The goals may change, and it’s also nice to go and see something a little unfamiliar,” Aleksi Niittyvuopio, who lives in Tampere, says about his artistic work. He has close ties to the North through his grandfather. Sámi activism plays an important role in Sami Hustler‘s art. He does this through graffiti in urban Helsinki, also known as the largest Sámi village in Finland. The contrast with the wi...
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