The Sunday Film Series is a screening series followed by a facilitated discussion with a special guest speaker. The film series is carefully curated to provide selections that challenge our audiences and stimulate discussion about important topics in the arts. While the film series is of special interest to the Coast’s arts community, the film presentations can be enjoyed by all residents. Without the Sunday Film Series, these quality films would be unavailable in a large-screen format anywhere on the Sunshine Coast.
An impressive line up of films, guest speakers and sponsors make this series convivial, mind-expanding and enjoyable.
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