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Liselotte Wajstedt

The Háldi is a forest creature that may lure children into the woods. Is it only a part of Sámi mythology or is it as real as you and I? Who is she? Why would she want to lure children out into the woods? Is she evil or egotistical? Or is she maybe just lonely …?

She is a part of her forest and acts a bit odd, because sometimes she takes the form of a tree, or becomes a part of the moss. Háldi is a part of the ecological system. The kids lured out by her become a part of nature’s fauna.EADNI, which means mother, is a multi-layered visual saga that provokes thought. Focusing on Háldi, the whole story is a creation story with the hope that we will protect nature and ensure that the eternal cycle continues.

The never-ending saga of the essence of life

Keywords Animation, Experimental, Sound, Drama
Aspect ratio 2.35:1 (Cinemascope)
Prod. format Other
Duration 00:07:00
Language Sami languages
Color Color
Sound Stereo & Dolby Surround 5.1
Year 2023
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About the artist

Liselotte Wajstedt

Based in Stockholm, Liselotte is a Sámi multimedia artist from Kiruna whose work spans film and video, collage, painting, photography, sculpture, textiles, and installation. Her experimental moving image body of work comprises over two dozen shorts and feature-length films. Spanning hybrid documentary, experimental media, music video, dance, and fiction films, Wajstedt mobilizes many different styles and techniques in the service of her politics and aesthetics, including animation, claymation, stop-motion, and superimposition.

Many of Wajstedt’s films engage explicitly or implicitly with multiple and hybrid subject positions, as evident in A Sami in the City (2007), Sami Daughter Joik (2008), A Soul in a City (2011), Kiruna Space Road (2013), The Lost One (2014), Kiruna the drift block, Bromsgatan, Kvarteret Ortdrivaren och The Girl Kiruna (2020). Behind her she has an education in painting and free arts; Project programme in Video art as well as animation and experimental filmmaking with special emphasis on documentary storytelling and scriptwriting; Bachelor of Arts in Expression in Convergent Media, 2010 at Gotland University.