The past century has been bloody and painful. In Finland, those who experienced war were left permanently scarred. The subject was and still remains a taboo. Our generation today acknowledges the truth at last, but the suffering caused by past wars has left its mark on this generation as well. The video explores historical events near and far while trying to understand what the collective perception and experience of suffering can teach us today: When is war justified? What keeps a war going? How should war be understood? Do we accept certain issues without questioning them?
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English title / Finlandia
Teoksen nimi suomeksi /
Original title / Finlandia
Keywords / violence, warfare, history, power
Type / Installation
Genre / Installation, political commentary
Country / Finland
Picture ratio / 16:9
Duration / 00:16:35
Language / Finnish
Sound format / Stereo
Year / 2015
Cast / Paavo Räbinä (Cinematographer), Paavo Räbinä (Composer), Vesa Holsti (Composer), Hannu Kettunen (Composer), Paavo Räbinä (Director), Jussi Lehto (Editor), Veera Muhli (Actor), Tiia Koskela (Actor), Toni Roivanen (Actor), Hannu Kettunen (Actor), Christina Timonen (Actor), Ari Linna-Aro (Actor), Sanna-Kaisa Timonen (Actor), Vesa Holsti (Actor), Taru Kokkonen (Actor), Peppi Hottinen (Actor), Cantri Palovaara (Actor), Kimmo Montonen (Actor), TAIKE / - (Funder), Oskar Öflundin säätiö / - (Funder), Paavo Räbinä (Script), Paavo Räbinä (Author), Paavo Räbinä (Sound Design), Jussi Lehto (Sound Design)