Week Against Racism: Movie Night
The Red Cross East Helsinki Branch is organizing a movie screening this Sunday, March 24th during the Week Against Racism. We have prepared for you a selection of both documentary and fiction short films on the topic of prejudice, racism, experiences of displacement and diversity in general. All the films are in English or have English subtitles.
During the event you will have a chance to enjoy experimental multicoloured popcorn with Canadian artist Harold Hejazi.
The event is kindly being hosted by the cultural space Museum of Impossible Forms and is free of charge and open to everyone.
MITEN MARJOJA POIMITAAN - HOW TO PICK BERRIES
Elina Talvensaari, 2010, documentary, 19min
Visitors from a distant place appear in the misty swamps of Northern Finland. The locals grow restless - things are changing, secret berry spots are revealed and everything is getting uncomfortable. Who is to blame and who is profiting from all this? How to Pick Berries is an exploration of Finnish mind and the absurdities of global economy.
PLAY ME A NEW LANGUAGE
Sera Martikainen, 2017, documentary, 14min
The movie captures the journey of a CodeBus in Namibia, a creative coding workshop for youth. The goal of the project was to inspire youth to discover and make use of technology in their lives, and empower especially girls to explore technology’s possibilities for their future. The movie follows the perspective of a learner from a close distance.
Learn more about the Codebus Africa project led by Aalto University:
KIRJEITÄ KOTIIN - LETTERS HOME
Anna-Karin Grönroos, 2016, documentary, 12min
Six young asylum seekers from Afghanistan and Iraq write to their relatives at home. Finland is a safe country, but their journey is not over yet. Did they arrive at a place where they will one day live with their families? The letters are filled with melancholy, confusion and hope.
Jan Ijäs, 2009, documentary, 15min
Film about a former envelope factory (located in Tampere, 500 km down from Arctic Circle), turned to a center for asylum seekers – a warehouse for humans. “I’m just existing… that’s the only word I can use. Just the fact that I’m not dead, but is not I’m living as well. I’m existing.
Markus Lehmusruusu, 2015, fiction, 28min
A lonely forest machine driver Seppo receives an e-mail from a mysterious woman called Zahra, who asks for help with her money problems. Seppo’s best friend Jussi claims that the message is a hoax, a so called nigerian letter, but Seppo decides to trust his heart for once. Seppo answers to Zahra and soon finds himself head over heels in love - and in danger.
Museum of Impossible Forms
Metrokäytävä, Helsinki, Etelä-Suomi, Suomi