Songs of Care is a documentary film with choral tableaus juxtaposed with documentary episodes. With its dark humor and poignant moments, it captures the experiences of those working in the field of healthcare: a care worker blacklisted for revealing malpractices in her unit, the retirees of a remote municipality witnessing the privatization of their care services, robots roaming the halls of care homes.
DIRECTOR: Susanna Helke SCRIPT: Susanna Helke, Markku Heikkinen CINEMATOGRAPHY: Sari Aaltonen SOUND: Juuso Oksala EDITING: Markus Leppälä, Inka Lahti, Samu Kuukka MUSIC: Anna-Mari Kähärä PRODUCER: Timo Korhonen PRODUCTION COMPANY: Road Movies
Susanna Helke is a filmmaker known for films such as American Vagabond (2013), Playground (2010) and Along the Road Little Child (2005). She has received the Finnish national film award Jussi together with Virpi Suutari for their film The Idle Ones (2001). Helke is also a documentary film theorist and a professor at the film department of Aalto University.