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Winds of destruction – Indigenous perspectives on “green” energy production in Sámi territories

Short film by Andersson, Henrik and Petri Storlöpare /May-Britt Öhman

Sámi perspectives on so called “green” energy production, from a forest sámi reindeer herder in Överkalix, Sábme, Sweden, struggling to protect the lands from destruction, where Wind power is a modern day genocidal tool used against Sámi.
Produced by Petri Storlöpare, Slowlife film, in collaboration with Henrik Andersson and May-Britt Öhman. 2019. 3 min 16 sec

What is genocide according to the United Nations? This is it:
Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide
Article II
In the present Convention, genocide means any of the following acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group, as such:
– Killing members of the group;
-Causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group;
-Deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part;
-Imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group;
-Forcibly transferring children of the group to another group.

https://www.un.org/en/genocideprevent…

Funding for the documentary was provided by the research projects FORMAS future research leaders project Safe and sustainable energy futures in Sápmi FORMAS Dnr 2016-01039; Indigenous Climate Change Studies, FORMAS Dnr 2017-01923, within the Swedish National research programme on climate, both led by Dr May-Britt Öhman, Uppsala University.


Title of Journal / Edit Volume, incl. names of editors:

Author:
Andersson, Henrik

Research Area:
Green Futures, Weather & Climate Change, General Environmental Humanities

Date:
2019

Tags:
Academic, Citizen Humanities

Country:
Sweden

Financed:
Affiliated but not funded by Seed Box
Funding for the documentary was provided by the research projects FORMAS future research leaders project Safe and sustainable energy futures in Sápmi FORMAS Dnr 2016-01039; Indigenous Climate Change Studies, FORMAS Dnr 2017-01923, within the Swedish National research programme on climate, both led by Dr May-Britt Öhman, Uppsala University.
Funding from Seed money 2018 also strengthened the collaboration.