In May of 2014, the ETL team determined that the project they were to focus on for the following academic year would be indigenous issues. In researching indigenous populations, it was decided that the story should capture issues of the Sàmi people. As the only recognized indigenous community of Europe, the film explores the modern history of the Sámi people as they create their own pathway in the modern world. In a story about both resistance and survival, the documentary shed light on dying cultures and the necessity of tradition and the interconnectedness of all people. The subtle approach to the issues of indigeniety, cultural diversity, and heritage loss provided a stark contrast to the previous films efforts at presenting an issue of social justice.
Boettcher, Megan; Nugent, Ana; Khang, Bao; Lenczewski, Joe; Pignato, Steven; Potter, Morgan; Towle, Megan; Wilson, Erin; Elhard, Diana; Nguyen, Su; Cron, Ana; Shawback, Jacob; and Beeth, Chris, "Obbasa Ain Gàllit: We Continue" (2015). Extending the Link (ETL). 3.