• human rights/social issues ,
  • LGBTIQ+ ,
  • Documentary films, over 30 min
2020 | 56 min



Kelet is a documentary about pursuing your dreams and the importance of family and community. Kelet, a young Somali trans woman, has left her family in Manchester and returned to her childhood home Finland, where with the support of her friends in the Ballroom community, she is following her dream of becoming a model.

DIRECTOR: Susani Mahadura
CINEMATOGRAPHY: Anton Thompson-Coon
SOUND: Benjamin Lehti
EDITING: Sandra Itäinen
MUSIC: Benjamin Lehti
PRODUCER: Barbara Lybeck
PRODUCTION COMPANY: Baba Lybeck Productions


Susani Mahadura

is a journalist who has become a household name in Finnish media through her award-winning national radio programme Mahadura & Özberkan. The programme deals with social and political issues in Finnish society and it was awarded the Red Cross Prize for courageous and uncompromising journalism in 2018. Her first film was Ikuisesti sinun x3, a short animation about her mother’s love story.

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Suvi Railo

Advisor / International Promotion and Cultural Export of Documentary Films

• festival distribution strategy for documentary films
• travel support and material support for international promotion: documentary films

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