Laponia - Nature and Natives

Laponia - Nature and Natives
by Andrea Barghi - Produced by Varda HB – Sweden 2013 – Running time: 35 min. - Featured area: Laponia, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Sweden

Laponia represents a rare example of a positive symbiosis between Man and Nature, and is an inspiring model of sustainable life. Situated in the North of Sweden, above the arctic circle, it is simultaneously the greatest and oldest symbol of nature protected in Europe and is one of the four UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the world that represent the landscapes of indigenous peoples. The Sámi are the last indigenous people of  Western Europe, this is the story of their deep relationship with nature in Laponia - a story told by the Sámi people and interpreted by the Italian photographer and filmmaker Andrea Barghi, who for over thirty years has been a keen traveller in these boundless lands.