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Fact & Fiction Film Series: Frozen II



It's been a few years since Frozen and Frozen II took the world by (snow) storm. But did you know that many elements of Frozen II are inspired by Sámi culture? Disney entered into a contract with Sami parliaments in Finland, Norway, and Sweden and the Sami Council "to ensure that the content of Frozen II is culturally sensitive, appropriate, and respectful of the Sami and their culture." Join us for a screening of Frozen II, and a lightning lecture on the inspiration that Disney took from Sámi culture!

About the Movie:

Why was Elsa born with magical powers? What truths about the past await Elsa as she ventures into the unknown to the enchanted forests and dark seas beyond Arendelle? The answers are calling her but also threatening her kingdom. Together with Anna, Kristoff, Olaf and Sven, she'll face a dangerous but remarkable journey. In Frozen, Elsa feared her powers were too much for the world. In Frozen 2, she must hope they are enough.

About the Series:

Welcome to Fact & Fiction, a new series where we ask, "how accurate is this?" Together, we'll screen some of Hollywood's most popular movies that reference or are (loosely) based on Nordic history and culture, and separate the facts from the fiction.


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    John Prusynski

    John Prusynski is a lecturer at UC Berkeley and a PhD candidate at UW–Madison.