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Nordic Film Is Thursday, April 12

Solveig FilmHANCOCK, MI - The Finlandia University Finnish American Heritage Center will present the documentary film, "Solveig, The Life and Artwork of Solveig Arneng Johnson" on Thursday, April 12, at both 2:00 pm. and 6:00 p.m.

This beautiful documentary/love story, directed and filmed by Kiersten Dunbar Chace, illuminates the life of Duluth-based Sami-American artist Solveig Arneng Johnson, whose body of artwork captures her love of Norway, family, and natural surroundings.

In the film, Solveig, who was born in 1925 in the Arctic town of Kirkenes, Norway, reflects on life during World War II, her indigenous Sami identity, art studies, immigrating to America, and the love of her life.

"... Kiersten Chace has created a hauntingly beautiful look at the life of a remarkable woman," writes Marlene Wisuri, chair of the Sami Cultural Center of North America, about the film.

"From Solveig's wartime youth in Norway to her present-day life in northern Minnesota, Chace has woven the threads of the life of artist, wife, mother, and respected Sami elder into a visually stunning tapestry."

The Finnish American Heritage Center is at 435 Quincy St., Hancock.

For information, call 487-7505.