Let the River Flow
AroView: A superbly-crafted and moving indigenous rights drama about a young teacher whose repressed Sami heritage is awakened by a protest group who oppose the damming of a local river in 1970s Norway.
The film hardly shows the river itself but instead harnesses its colossal power as a metaphor – uncovering the traumas of forced assimilation from the unique and intriguing perspective of white-skinned natives. Lead actress Ella Marie Hætta Isaksen is a pop-star in Norway, and she gives a brilliantly understated performance in her acting debut.
“Lively and empathetic. Powerful in cause and historical depiction.” ~Cineuropa
“Everything about LET THE RIVER FLOW captures the essence of quality cinema story-telling.” ~Chris Greenwood, A Sliver of Film