My sister, 2 spirited
Kahden sielun siskoni
My Sister, 2 Spirited is a personal film about sisterhood, homosexuality and the search for acceptance. The main characters are two Sámis from Northern Finland, the film director Suvi and her baby sister Kaisa. They set out on a journey to change the old tradition of homophobia within their own indigenous community. This is especially important now, as Kaisa is a lesbian who has decided to have a baby.
Suvi West (b.1982) graduated from the Media Study program of the Sámi Education Insitute in 2005. She has worked as a freelance director, script writer and editor. Among other she has directed four 30’ documentaries that have travelled internationally. She is also a creator of the 8-part TV series ‘Märät Säpikkäät’, 2012 – which introduced young Sámi people in a humorous way and was nominated the best TV series of 2012.