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Mitä on Nähdä
Mitä on Nähdä
Mitä on Nähdä

‘What There Is to See’ is a chain of associations of sorts. The film could ask, for example: How would the urban landscape look like, if our decisions would be based on touch, sound, temperature or air pressure instead of visual appearance? The starting point for the film is the pioneer of romantic landscape painting, Caspar David Friedrich, a white European man. The romantic landscape era, followed by nationalist and colonialist landscapes, is examined in the film for instance through a French children’s book Babar by Jean de Brunoff. In the true spirit of colonialism, Babar the Elephant presents us a utopian city in a civilized country. These two key parts of the composition are viewed against the background of a new residential area in Jätkäsaari, Helsinki and they form the basis of the story. Actors in the film are from the Theatre of Visually Impared people.

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English title / What There Is to See
Original title / Mitä on Nähdä
Type / Single channel
Genre / Architecture and urban space, Political commentary
Country / Finland
Picture ratio / 16:9
Duration / 00:24:00
Language / Finnish, French
Sound format / Stereo
Year / 2017
Credits / Jaana Kokko (Author), Jarkko Virtanen (Cinematographer), Jaana Kokko (Director), Jaana Kokko (Editor), Riikka Hänninen (Music), Joose Ojala (Music), Jaana Kokko (Script), Joose Ojala (Actor), Jari Gusev (Actor), Markus Tihumäki (Actor), Riikka Hänninen (Actor), Anniina Latikka (Actor), Marianne Tenhami (Actor), Jaakko Rinne (Color Grading), TAIKE / - (Funder), AVEK - The Promotion Centre for Audiovisual Culture / - (Funder), Kone Foundation / - (Funder), Joonatan Hietanen (Recordist), Samy Kramer (Sound Design)
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