White Sugar is a film about xenophobia, misogynia and national identity. It is also a love story. The piece is inspired by Finnish folklore and paintings from the Golden Era of Finnish art. It comments on patriarchy, the exclusivity of cultural heritage and the ongoing debate on immigration and racism. A two-channel installation version also available.
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English title / White Sugar
Teoksen nimi suomeksi / Valkoista sokeria
Original title / White Sugar
Keywords / feminism, body image and culture, love, fiction, nature, fear, women, human relations, racism, identity (mental objects), landscape, society, misogyny, xenophobia, folk stories, cultural heritage, national landscape
Type / Single channel
Genre / HLBTQI, political commentary
Country / Finland, United Kingdom
Picture ratio / 16:9
Duration / 00:10:24
Language / Finnish, English
Sound format / Stereo
Year / 2018
Cast / Anikó Kuikka (Cinematographer), Thomsen Fraya (Composer), Anikó Kuikka (Director), Jojo Erholtz (Editor), Joel Slotten (Actor), Liisa Sofia Pöntinen (Actor), Simo Räty (Actor), Roy Boswell (Actor), Jukka Jokiranta (Actor), Jarkko Moilanen (Actor), Man Yau (Actor), Tuukka Haapakorpi (Actor), Anne Pasanen (Graphic Designer), Ella Kuikka de Godoy (Make-Up), Laura Välimäki (Make-Up), Alana Francis (Production Manager), World Harmony Orchestra / - (Music), Anikó Kuikka (Script), Anikó Kuikka (Author), Aleksi Tegel (Sound Design)