Let the River Flow

120 minutes 2023 7.4

Ester moves to Alta in the autumn of 1979 and starts her first job as a substitute teacher. In order to fit in at the college, she keeps her Sami background hidden. Ester's cousin is a Sami activist and participates in the demonstrations against the planned hydropower plant in Altaelva. When Ester joins him at the protest camp, her awakening begins - and the journey out of shame. She throws herself into a conflict-filled battle for the preservation of the river and for the right to be herself.

Let the River Flow is a drama with deep conflicts, about a young person's courage in the fight for Sami rights in one of the most important events in Sami and Norwegian history.

The film is not playable outside of Norway
Original title: Ellos eatnu - La elva leve
Category: Feature Film
Genre: Drama
Actors: Ella Marie Hætta Isaksen, Gard Emil, Sofia Jannok, Beaska Niillas, Marie Kvernmo
Director: Ole Giæver
Producer: Maria Ekerhovd
Music: Ola Fløttum, Pessi Levanto
Script: Ole Giæver
Country: Norway
Language: Norwegian, Saami