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), Tuukka Haapakorpi (Actor), Jukka Jokiranta (Actor), Simo Räty (Actor), Roy Boswell (Actor), Man Yau (Actor), Liisa Sofia Pöntinen (Actor), Jarkko Moilanen (Actor), Anne Pasanen (Graphic Designer), Laura Välimäki (Make-Up), Ella Kuikka de Godoy (Make-Up), Alana Francis (Production Manager), World Harmony Orchestra / - (Music), Anikó Kuikka (Script), Anikó Kuikka (Author), Aleksi Tegel (Sound Design)