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‘Our Land’ is a video work in which non-native Finnish citizens sing ‘Maamme’, the national anthem of Finland. ‘Our Land’ highlights Finland’s multiculturality and emphasises how the concepts and definitions of nationality are in a constant state of flux. The people who appear in the work were not born in Finland, nor do they have Finnish roots, but they have all sought and been granted Finnish citizenship. The work brings together these new Finnish citizens to sing the national anthem of their adopted country, offering a more inclusive view of Finland and Finnishness.

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English title / Our land
Teoksen nimi suomeksi / Maamme/Vårt land
Original title / Maamme
Keywords / singing
Type / Installation
Genre / political commentary
Country / Finland
Picture ratio / 16:9
Duration / 00:03:30
Language / Swedish, Finnish
Sound format / Stereo
Year / 2012
Cast / Fredrik Pacius (Composer), Minna Rainio (Director), Mark Roberts (Director), Mark Roberts (Editor), Minna Rainio (Editor), Cartes / - (Funder), William Thuring Stiftelse / - (Funder), Taiteen keskustoimikunta / - (Funder), AVEK - The Promotion Centre for Audiovisual Culture / - (Funder), Svenska Kulturfunden / - (Funder), Tre Smeder / - (Funder), Minna Rainio (Sound), Mark Roberts (Sound), Minna Rainio (Script), Mark Roberts (Script), Mark Roberts (Author), Minna Rainio (Author)
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