‘A Monument for the Invisible’ investigates urban Helsinki from a blind person´s perspective. The film focuses on Ruoholahti neighbourhood and the Kamppi construction site. These areas represent new city planning, Ruoholahti being the high-tech hub of the town and the huge Kamppi construction site becoming another shopping centre made of glass. It is based on the interviews with visually impaired people. The film is realised in a close collaboration with the blind lead actress Johanna Röholm.
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English title / A Monument for the Invisible
Teoksen nimi suomeksi / Monumentti näkymättömälle
Original title / Monumentti näkymättömälle
Keywords / body image and culture, blindness, urban landscape
Type / Single channel
Genre / architecture and urban space, personal narrative, political commentary, experimental
Country / Finland
Picture ratio / 16:9
Duration / 00:12:23
Language / No dialogue
Sound format / Stereo
Year / 2003
Cast / Mika Vainio (Composer), Anu Pennanen (Director), Anu Pennanen (Editor), VIRTA productions / - (Producer), Jussi Eerola (Camera), Oskari Martimo (Sound), Pelle Venetjoki (Sound), Anu Pennanen (Script), Anu Pennanen (Author), Johanna Röholm (Cast)