“The Forest of the Finns” is a contiguous forest-belt along the Norwegian-Swedish border, where...
These immigrants, called Forest Finns, were “slash-and-burn” farmers – an ancient agricultural...
Over many decades the Forest Finns spread across Scandinavia.
Their understanding of nature was rooted in an eastern shamanistic tradition – rituals, spells,...
The Forest Finn culture of four centuries ago no longer exists, yet many people still feel a deep...
Today, the Forest Finns are recognised as one of the national minorities in Norway.
The only official criterion for belonging to this minority is that, regardless of your ethnic...
Slash & Burn investigates what it means to both feel like and be a Forest Finn today -
- and in doing so poses questions about how one’s sense of self, one’s past, and one’s place in...