• human rights/social issues ,
  • Documentary films, over 30 min
2022 | 65 min

Power of the People



The film follows Laura Eklund Nhaga’s journey to find her own voice as a racialized person in Finland. Would it be through politics or art? She travels to the USA to meet Heather Booth, from Midwest Academy, and other activists to learn about organizing, and how to bring those teachings into action.

DIRECTOR: Mervi Enqvist
SCRIPT: Mervi Enqvist
SOUND: Joonas Jyrälä
EDITING: Jaani Kivinen
MUSIC: Marko Nyberg
PRODUCER: Essi Haukkamaa
PRODUCTION COMPANY: Greenlit Productions


Mervi Enqvist

Mervi Enqvist (Inderjit Kaur Khalsa) is a film director and screenwriter. Power of the People is her third feature documentary. Previous films are The Boys of Bensonhurst, Brooklyn (2014) and War/Peace (2017). Mervi graduated from the Theater Academy of Finland as an actor in 1997, later she studied filmmaking in New York Film Academy while living in the USA for seven years. She has worked for television, radio and film for over 25 years. She is also a published writer, and an entrepreneur, owning an yoga studio in Helsinki.

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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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