Mari Soppela is a documentary film director and cross-media designer with an MA from Middlesex University in London. With a wide experience in various forms of audio-visual communication, Soppela’s primary tools are the video camera and the computer. At one point a Finnish video artist, at another a new media designer, Mari now enjoys making creative documentaries.
Mari’s film career has taken her on an odyssey from suicidal depression in her native Finland (Family Files) through challenging the fear of intimacy (Home Recordings) before going back north to trace the censored history of her German grandfather (Who the Devil Can See in the Dark) and returning to Amsterdam where she let go of a dream (Mother Land). It’s Raining Women set her on a five-year long journey across the globe to investigate the glass ceiling.