“Solveig”: MN filmmaker documents Duluth-based Arctic indigenous painter
The indigenous people from the far north of Scandinavia have endured years of abuse. Governments in the region tried their best to eliminate their culture, but the Sami people persevere. These people now enjoy new legal protections and even a semi-autonomous parliament, but challenges remain. An acclaimed Twin Cities filmmaker recently focused her lens on one woman of Sami heritage who lives and paints in Duluth. Amy Clark explores the story of Solveig Arneng Johnson, and the new documentary that bears her name.