New Norway

TrixPix

TV Programming

Scotland

2016

Total project grant (euros)

78,960

Programme

Creative Europe

Sub-programme

MEDIA

Funding scheme

TV Programming

Call number

EACEA/21/2015

Call publication date

23 Sep 2015

Application deadline

3 Dec 2015

Result publication date

18 Apr 2016

Number of partners in project

3

Lead organisation

Saamifilmi Oy (NO)

Partners

TrixPix (UK);

Firstfilm & Television (SE)

Creative documentary New Norway (Nye Norge) is a 'Wild West' story set in the raw beauty of the Finnish Lapland wilderness. With humour and irony, the film explores the conflict between Sami reindeer herders, Norwegian adventure snowmobilers and tourist development through the eyes of Ingá-Máret, a young Sami woman. Ingá-Máret has to fight not only against the arriving foreigners to protect her reindeer but also against the stereotypes of her own people to prove she can manage her family's reindeer herd. The film explores how different cultures clash over the power of this poor vast land. 

Norwegian production company Saamifilmi Oy was also awarded Single Project Development funding in 2014 for the development of this project.

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