• human rights/social issues ,
  • Documentary films, over 30 min
2022 | 56 min

Fragments of Humanity

Helena Ranta – sodan viimeinen sana


On the verge of the Kosovo war, Helena Ranta, the leader of a team of Finnish forensic experts, is investigating alleged war crimes. Truth could change the course of the war, which is why there are some who want her to stay silent.

DIRECTOR: Elli Rintala
SCRIPT: Elli Rintala, Ari Matikainen
CINEMATOGRAPHY: Marita Hällfors, Bujar Berisha
SOUND: Janne Laine
EDITING: Tuula Mehtonen, Matti Näränen
MUSIC: Ardo Ran Varres
PRODUCER: Ari Matikainen


Elli Rintala

Elli Rintala (b. 1978) is a documentary film director and screenwriter. She graduated in 2014 from Aalto University with an MA in documentary film directing. In her films, she is interested in how we as human beings can confront forces greater than us. In her earlier films Via Air and Oil Blue, she tackled the intersection of nature and technology. Fragments of Humanity is her first feature-length film.

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Arttu Manninen

Advisor / International Promotion and Cultural Export of Documentary Films

• deputy Jan 28, 2022 – Apr 30, 2023
• festival distribution strategy for documentary films
• project, travel and material support for international promotion: documentary films

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