• human rights/social issues ,
  • Documentary films, under 30min
2020 | 15 min

Armageddon in the Livingroom

Harmageddon olohuoneessa


The Jehovah's Witnesses’ internal judicial committee concluded that Josefina, 11 years old, had seduced her abuser, because “an adult wouldn’t touch a child that way.” Josefina believed she was guilty and remained silent. Until now. 25 years later she relives her traumas by reconstructing scenes from her childhood with other former Jehovah’s Witnesses.

DIRECTOR: Katja Niemi
CINEMATOGRAPHY: Eemi Lehto, Marita Hällfors
EDITING: Eveliina Pasanen
PRODUCER: Oskar Forstén and Anna-Maija Heinonen


Katja Niemi

has written and directed short films both fiction and documentary. Her films have travelled international festivals and she has won several best student awards for her first short documentary “R” is for Realdoll (2009). Armageddon in the Livingroom is her first film that is financed by Finnish Film Foundation, AVEK and Finnish broadcasting company.

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Otto Suuronen

Advisor / International Promotion and Cultural Export of Short Films

• festival distribution strategy for short films and short documentary films
• travel support and material support for international promotion: short films and short documentary films
• monthly short film screenings at Kino K-13
• curating short film programmes

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