Slavemerket

"Slavemerket" is a historical feature film from one of the most important events that influenced the nordic welfare model.

Between 1887 and 1907 we follow a group of miners living in an arctic town in the mountains of northern Norway - Sulitjelma. The place was called "the hell of Lapland". The workers were threated like slaves. The mining company owned them. This was the next largest workplace in Norway - 1500 workers. If you became ill, you lost your job and you and your family were forced to move away from Sulitjelma. The company placed their own spies in the mines in order to have control of their workers to avoid any riots. But this could not stand...

In january 1907 enough was enough, 1800 people gathered on "langvannsisen", the only place the company did not own. They gathered to establish their first union. Together we are stronger! The rest is history...