TROMSØ. A new documentary about Nils Aslak Valkeapää (1943 – 2001) will be the opening film at the 27th Tromsø¸ International Film Festival (TIFF) 16 – 22 of January 2017. Valkeapää was active, and also successful, in many fields – as a musician, poet, visual artist. The outcome was books, music recordings, radio programmes etc. and he received many rewards and prices for his works.The film ”The Son of the Sun” is made by Gunilla Bresky. As director of several documentaries, she has worked with different topics, mainly in northern Russia and other parts of the Barents Region. She has for many years produced and directed radio documentaries and radio plays for the Swedish Broadcasting Corporation. In 1993 she and Nils Aslak Valkeapää won the radio award Prix Italia with the bird, sound and music symphony ”Goase dusse”.