The Tongues

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(23-26 Oct UK & Ireland only) During a blizzard on the tundra, a Sami woman is herding her reindeer when she is attacked by a man. Her sister senses that something is wrong and starts looking for her. Wrapped in fear and confusion, both women will unite in their fight for revenge. NJUOKCAMAT is a strong visual and exploratory film story that deals with the taboo theme of abuse of women in indigenous communities in Northern Norway. The story takes place in a wild and beautiful winter landscape where both nature and animals are essential elements of the story. The film is directed by the sisters Marja Bål Nango and Ingir Bål. Both Sami indigenous, living in the Tundra in arctic Norway and working as reindeer herders, which is their heritage

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The film is directed and written by the sisters Marja Bål Nango and Ingir Bål. Both are Sami indigenous, living in the Tundra in arctic Norway and working as reindeer herders, which is their heritage.

Marja Bål Nango born (1988) is a Sami director from Galgujávri, Norway. Her education stems from Nordland Art and Film School, Film & Television studies in Lillehammer University College and Film producing at Sámi University College. Her graduate shortfilm FØR HUN KOM, ETTER HAN DRO (2012) won Elle Monague-price at ImagineNATIVE in Toronto and her last short film O.M.G- Oh máigon girl (2015) won UR-price for Best Film at Uppsala Film Festival and Skårungen Award at Tromsø International Film Festival. Marja has participated in many international film festivals and is a member of the Sami International Film Institute and on the board of Northern Norway Film Center for film funding in the Arctic. She worked as reindeer coordinator and director assistant on 'Samiblod' (2016, dir Amanda Kernell) and is currently selected for The Norwegian Film Institute to participate in their talent program UP for women directors.


Directed by Marja Bål Nango
Ingir Bål Nango

Produced by Elisa Fernanda Pirir

Cast Ingir Bål Nango
Marja Bål Nango
Johan Påve

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