Susanna Helke

is an award-winning documentary filmmaker and
professor based in Helsinki. Her films have been featured in the most important international documentary film festivals, such as IDFA, Hotdocs and Visions du Réel. Her work has received several awards and nominations: including the nomination for the European Film Academy Arte award for Best Documentary; the Best Scandinavian Documentary Award; and the Best Documentary Film in the Finnish Academy Awards. Her films are poetic reflections of the transcendence found in everyday oments in the lives of ordinary people. The films play with the borders of documentary and fiction, observational and reenacted documentary.