This is a video work with a yoik by Ánnámáret, accompanied by Ilkka Heinonen (jouhikko) and Turkka Inkilä (electronics) from the album Nieguid duovdagat that juxtaposes images of the Sámi past with the landscapes of today. Overlaid images allow temporal layers to overlap. The pictures also show similarities between the northern sceneries and the details of the Sámi costume: the nocturnal light shimmers on the frosty snow like the glimmer on risku jewelry worn by sami women, the coat’s crimson folds and the shawl’s colors glitter like northern lights or autumn colors.

Credit List

  • Directed, filmed and edited by: Marja Viitahuhta
  • Music performed and arranged by: Ánnámáret (vocals), Ilkka Heinonen (jouhikko), Turkka Inkilä (electronics)
  • Yoik composition and lyrics: Ánnámáret
  • Music produced by: Turkka Inkilä
  • Vocals recorded by: Janne Lappalainen
  • Music mixed by: Juuso Rainio
  • Music mastered by: Jaakko Viitalähde
  • Music track from album: Ánnámáret: Nieguid duovdagat
  • Music published by: Uksi Productions
  • Video production: Ánnámáret
  • Thank you: Families and loved ones, Karoliina Juhola, Janne Lappalainen, Asko Länsman, Joonas Saari, Tomi Vartiainen, Linda Leskinen, Paula Mikkonen, Hannu Mikkonen, Ida Palojärvi, Azar Saiyar, Taneli Viitahuhta, Teresa Viitahuhta, Niilo Viitahuhta, Sámimuseum Siida, Skábmagovat and Sámi Parliament in Finland, Sámi Education Institute
  • This work has been created with funding from: Arts Promotion Centre Finland, Finnish Cultural Foundation,
  • Archive material from: Yle Elävä arkisto, Internet Archive / AV Geeks, Finna, Saamelaismuseo Siidan kuvakokoelmat, Nasjonalbiblioteket / Norsk Folkemuseum, Flickr, Wikimedia. The material used in the video is listed in more detail in the end credits of the video work.


A preview of Jearrat máttaráhkus can be watched at the archive of AV-Arkki or below via Ánnámáret’s youtube channel

Jearrat máttaráhkus can also be watched in its entirety (until end of 2024) via Yle Areena.


A review by Helsingin Sanomat