gáidat/máhccat​ (dissociate) – Sunna Nousuniemi


gáidat/máhccat​ (English title dissociate) is an experimental narrative about an Indigenous soul trying to survive in the colonial, capitalistic society.

gáidat/máhccat is a poem written by film director Sunna Nousuniemi during a three-day digital storytelling workshop called ‘Project CREATeS’ initiated by Sustainable Development Working Group (SDWG) of the Arctic Council to prevent suicides in the circumpolar Arctic.

dissociate is the director’s commentary about the on-going colonialism in Sápmi; how the by-passing of Sámi communities consent in order to develop colonial projects, such as the Arctic railway, is slow violence towards the Sámi communities and their lands.