Maj Doris

april, 2020

sun19apr10:30 amEvent CancelledMaj Doris10:30 am The Arts CentreEvent Type :Film Screening

Event Details

Director: Jon Blåhed, 73mins, 2018
Trailer:  Click to view on YouTube

In this beautifully composed documentary, we first see an eccentric old woman taking care of a herd of reindeer in the northern part of Sweden. Gradually, it becomes clear that this wise and highly charismatic person is Sami actress and artist Maj Doris, a folk legend who has travelled all over the world to promote the cultural legacy of her people. We follow her daily existence in the arduous environment of her small cottage, beginning in December 2016 and ending as the reindeer depart with the arrival of early summer, when the fascinating septuagenarian is able to go on a trip to South America. It’s a contemplative and multifaceted film that explores topics such as the preservation of indigenous cultures, strong artistic women, the sense of displacement experienced by Afghani expatriates in Sweden, and the complexities of being a role model.

“This could be the most beautiful doc you’ll see all year.” Ravi Srinivasan, HotDocs, 2018


(Sunday) 10:30 am


The Arts Centre

5714 Medusa Street