During the 1930s in Sweden, Sámi children were systematically removed from their parents. Reindeer-herding teenager Elle-Marja is one of these children sent to a boarding school where indigenous students are taught Swedish language and made “acceptable” to white society. During her stay, Elle-Marja is torn between assimilating and her burgeoning sense of self. Kernell’s debut film premiered in Venice, winning Best Debut award, and won the Europa Cinemas Label for best European film. It was also screened at Sundance and TIFF.