Svonni vs the Swedish Tax Agency

Svonni vs Skatteverket
5 min.

Director | Maria Fredriksson
Script | Maria Fredriksson
Director of photography | Pia Lehto
Editing | Maria Fredriksson, Fredrik V Thelander
Animator | Fredrik V Thelander
Sound designer | Arvid Lind
Composer | Crille Olsson
Producer | Ina Holmqvist
Production company | BALLAD FILM

A Sámi woman tries to convince the Swedish Tax Agency that she has the right to make a tax deduction for the purchase of a dog. Why doesn’t the Swedish authority understand that Rikke is a herding tool and not a pet? A humorous short doc about cultural clashes and the struggle to practice Sámi culture in today’s Sweden.