Rezolution pictures’ documentary Heavy Metal: A Mining Disaster in Northern Quebec won a public voting prize at Riddu Riddu, a Sami film festival held in northern Norway.

The Sami are a nation of indigenous reindeer herders in the northern Scandaniavian countries and this was the 15th year of their festival. The weekend festival brings together artists from all over the world. There were singers and musicians from as far away as South Africa and New Zealand.

Ernest Webb and Catherine Bainbridge presented the film that was directed by Neil Diamond and Jean-Pierre Maher.

At the end of each showing of the films the public was invited to vote for their favorite film. On Saturday (July 15) the votes were counted and Heavy Metal was declared the winner. The top three movies were shown again on Sunday. More on the festival in the next issue.