What is colonization? Can I ever explain it? How do I convey the thoughts of the colonized people to those who have not experienced a similar story? What happened? What is still happening?
How will others be able to understand what we are talking about, what it means to be us? Why is colonization still happening? How can a colonized nation break free from its colonizers?
CO2lonialNATION is a fictional commission for truth and reconciliation, which deals with the relations between the four nations Finland, Sweden, Norway and Russia and the Sami and the relations between Samis. A testimony from one of the richest and safest areas of the world.
CO2lonialNATION is a testimony of severed ties, broken responsibilities, shattered alliances, maimed minds, and how a broken man breaks down another, generation after generation. CO2lonialNATION channels the voices of the Sápmi that have not previously been heard, voices that are like a white spot within the media. CO2lonialNATION uses methods from documentary theater and raises more questions than it answers.
Director: Pauliina Feodoroff
Script: Pauliina Feodoroff, Niillas Holmberg, Simon Issát Marainen, Mio Negga, Sarakka Gaup and Elina Israelsson
Actors: Elina Israelsson, Mio Negga och Sarakka Gaup
Composer: Mio Negga
Set design: Vihtori Rämä and Ilkka Volanen
Costume design: Laura Rämä
Other creators: Anders Sunna, Stina Roos and Tero Mustonen
Marketing: Li Lindström
Producer: Susanne Karlsson
Head of the Theater: Åsa Simma
First performance: February 14, 2017
Tour period: February 10 – May 15, 2017
Length: 90 min.
Target group: adults, teenagers from 14 years up
Language: Entirely in Lule Sami and Northern Sami, translated into Swedish and Finnish
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