…The themes are not new but the story, based on real events and written and directed by Ole Giaever, is richly told

In Review

Let the River Flow

28 FEBRUARY:  7 pm
Canada | 2023
124 Mins | Norway | Drama |

VENUE: VERANDAH ROOM
MALENY COMMUNITY CENTRE
23 MAPLE STREET MALENY 

This drama is set during the 1970s environmental campaign against the building of the Alta dam in the homeland of the indigenous Saami people in Norway. Ester, a newly graduated teacher posted to the area, becomes involved in the campaign and in doing so, learns to overcome her shame about her Saami heritage. The protests against the dam become a campaign for indigenous rights as much as an environmental campaign. This is mirrored in Esters’s own life as she learns to embrace her Saami heritage. In following her transformative journey, the film portrays with realism the racism behind the policy of assimilation directed against the Saami, and the denigration of their traditional way of life that had obliged Ester to hide her heritage just to keep her job.

EVENING SCREENING
No need to book in advance
Doors Open at 6:00 pm for cabaret seating and pizza (pay by the slice), licensed bar, complimentary tea/coffee
Movie starts at 7:00 pm