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Fängelsemammans Vaggvisa

The musical composition, The Prison Mother’s Lullaby by Kaija Maarika Penttala from 2010 was the starting point of the piece. Penttala had composed it after reading an article about Finnish female prisoners who serve their sentence in primitive circumstances imprisoned with their child. By Penttala’s request Marjo Levlin made the video work to the theme and music. After researching and getting involved in the subject, an experimental, poetic weave came into being, a symbolistic piece springing out of the theme.

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English title / The Prison Mother's Lullaby
Teoksen nimi suomeksi / Vankilaäidin tuutulaulu
Original title / Fängelsemammans Vaggvisa
Keywords / nature, music, trees, prisons
Type / Single channel
Genre / experimental, music video
Country / Finland
Picture ratio / 16:9
Duration / 00:05:58
Sound format / Stereo
Year / 2015
Cast / Marjo Levlin (Cinematographer), Marjo Levlin (Director), Marjo Levlin (Editor), Svenska Kulturfonden / - (Funder), Anton Kukkonen (Music), Kaija Maarika Penttala (Music), Marjo Levlin (Author), Kaija Maarika Penttala (Sound Design)
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