Best Documentary Short – “Miessemánnu – A calf born in winter” (Finland)

Title: Miessemánnu – A calf born in winter
Runtime: 7 min
Country: Finland
Director: Jolanda Magga
Placement: Best Documentary Short
Competition: December, 2021

Synopsis: A calf born in winter is a poetic short documentary showing a raw and sensitive glimpse into the most important month of the year in the traditional livelihood of Sámi people – EU’s only indigenous people. The film follows how new life is born but also heartlessly taken away by nature, and how the reindeer and humans can exist in a symbiosis helping each other survive and evolve.