• human rights/social issues ,
  • Documentary films, over 30 min
2024 | 76 min




Aida, a child on the autism spectrum, decides to fix the society’s structures that hinder her studies with the help of her caregiver mother Johanna. The determined child challenges the existing norms to advance acceptance and equality. Political influencing takes time and energy. Can the daughter-mother-duo change the society that only offers sympathy?

DIRECTOR: Maija Hirvonen
SCRIPTWRITER: Maija Hirvonen
CINEMATOGRAPHY: Anna Antsalo, Marita Hällfors
SOUND: Tuomas Klaavo
EDITING: Sabina Köteleki
MUSIC: Salla Luhtala
PRODUCER: Juha Löppönen


Maija Hirvonen

Maija Hirvonen is a freelance documentary director based in Turku, Finland. She graduated as Master of Arts majoring in documentary film directing from Aalto University in 2013. Hirvonen has worked as director, scriptwriter and cinematographer. Neurotypes is her first feature length documentary. Prior to Neurotypes she has directed short films The Move (2016) and Cat Trap (2013).

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Anni Asikainen

Advisor / International Promotion and Cultural Export of Documentary Films

• deputy starting Jan 8, 2024
• festival distribution strategy for documentary films
• travel, project and material and marketing support for documentary films

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