What do we know about Lapland's way of life?
Apart from some clichés regarding the cold climate, we're afraid it is, in general, very little. We want to know what the lappish people can told us about their daily way of life, the way they understand life, how they involve foreigners into their culture and lifestyle, how their quiet, unknown birthplace has lately changed as Lapland keeps growing as a touristic destination...
We want to discover how they live, how they think, what do they dream about, how do they face the cold, dark winter days, the future.
We want to hear The Voices of Lapland.
From our mediterranean, southern people perspective, we will intend to reflect the philosophy of life of the inhabitants of Lapland, explain how they approach to some vital subjects and bring their culture closer to ours so our people can understand a bit better our fascination for this land.
I am one of the two Creators of this project, and we are both involved in every part of it, but I take care mostly of the Production, Communication, Script and Interviewing parts.
Miquel is a photographer and filmmaker specialized in the Arctic area. He was educated in Audiovisual Communications in Spain and in Sight and Sound in Finland, where he has taken part in many audiovisual projects.
He loves to travel and explore natural landscapes, and one of his journeys led him to Iceland some years ago. Voices of Skjálfandi is his first documentary as a Director.
Mariona is a journalist, producer and writer. Based in Barcelona and soon moving to Finnish Lapland, she usually travels writing about sustainability, responsible travelling and personal growth, as well as cultural and social issues of the places she visits.
She combines her own projects, like Voices of Lapland, with the Production of other documentaries.