Spring of Documentaries 2021!

Meet the Finns at CHP:DOX and Hot Docs

Finnish films in CPH:DOX

April 21 – May 12, 2021

CPH:DOX

In DOX:AWARD Competition

Lost Boys

Directed by Joonas Neuvonen & Sadri Cetinkaya

A film about damnation – about three men lost in a drug hell, defeated in the game of life, disappearing into the streets of Cambodia.

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In Nordic:DOX Competition

How to Kill a Cloud

Directed by Tuija Halttunen

Scientist Hannele Korhonen has one ultimate passion: to work at the top of the atmospheric science community in the world. Her life changes dramatically when she is awarded a major research grant by the United Arab Emirates. Gradually she learns that the aim of the funder is to benefit one country, not science at large. Korhonen’s enthusiasm morphs into an ethical dilemma.

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In Highlights

Aalto

Directed by Virpi Suutari

A documentary film journey into the life and work of one of the greatest modern architects Alvar Aalto.

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In Change Makers

Walk the Tideline

Directed by Anna Antsalo

Beachcombers search our coasts for trash and treasures. Through the objects found on the tideline, the film forms a picture of mankind.

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In NEW:VISION Competition

Shadow Codex

Directed by Saara Ekström

Filmed in the empty Turku County Prison, Finland, (active between 1835–2007) Shadow Codex documents the surveillance machinery, architecture and layers of messages drawn, engraved, glued and burned on the prison walls.

Festival distribution by AV-arkki

Minority co-productions in CPH:DOX

In F:ACT Competition

The Other Side of the River

Directed by Antonia Kilian
Finnish co-producer Merja Ritola / Greenlit Productions 

In F:ACT Competition

Writing with Fire

Directed by Rintu Thomas and Sushmit Ghosh
Finnish co-producer John Webster / JW Documentaries

In Artists & Auteurs

The First 54 Years – An Abbreviated Manual for Military Occupation

Directed by Avi Mograb
Finnish co-producer Leila Lyytikäinen / Citizen Jane Productions

In Dox:Award

Life of Ivanna

Directed by Renato Borrayo Serrano
Finnish co-producer Pertti Veijalainen / Illume

In Inter:Active

Connections – No One Is an Island

Directed by Suvi Andrea Helminen, Ulrik Gutkin, Kasper Bøttcher

Finnish films in Hot Docs

April 29 – May 9, 2021

Hot Docs

In International Spectrum

People We Come Across

Directed by Mia Halme

800 tourists travel to Benin, Africa, to take part in special medical research aiming to find a vaccine against diarrhea, a disease now treated by antibiotics and causing the super bacteria to spread in emerging countries.

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In International Spectrum

School of Hope

Directed by Mohamed el Aboudi

School of Hope follows the nomadic Oulad Boukais Tribe, whose children walk miles to a tiny schoolhouse, built by their parents, in the hope that education can prepare the next generation for new ways of life.

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In the Changing Face of Europe

Eatnameamet – Our Silent Struggle

Directed by Suvi West

The film reveals multiple colonial acts done by the State of Finland towards the Sámi people and reveals the government’s attitude towards the Sámi. 

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In nightvision

Lost Boys

Directed by Joonas Neuvonen & Sadri Cetinkaya

A film about damnation – about three men lost in a drug hell, defeated in the game of life, disappearing into the streets of Cambodia.

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In Shorts

Goodbye Tornio

Directed by Emilia Hernesniemi
Production Aalto University

In Shorts

The Problem of the Hydra

Directed by Maija Tammi
Distribution AV-arkki

Minority co-productions in HotDocs

In the changing face of Europe

Raise the Bar

Directed by Guðjón Ragnarsson
Finnish co-producer Outi Rousu / Pystymetsä

In WORLD showcase

Life of Ivanna

Directed by Renato Borrayo Serrano
Finnish co-producer Pertti Veijalainen / Illume

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