Red Heritage

Carl Sebastian Lindberg

Red Heritage is a documentary film about The Finnish Civil War in 1918 from the perspective of one family. The film tells the story of the artist Carl Sebastian Lindberg’s great-grandfather Antti Meritähti who fought for the Red Guards, as told by Lindberg’s relatives. The fact that Lindberg’s great-grandfather fought for the Red Guards is still a taboo in the family. One of the interviewees, the artist’s uncle, is not willing to show his face in the film. We only see his hands.

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Original Title
Det röda arvet
Finnish Title

Punainen perintö

English Title

Red Heritage

Production Countries
Carl Sebastian Lindberg (Author), Carl Sebastian Lindberg (Cinematographer), Carl Sebastian Lindberg (Composer), Carl Sebastian Lindberg (Director), Carl Sebastian Lindberg (Editor), Carl Sebastian Lindberg / Urbild (Producer), Carl Sebastian Lindberg (Script), Juho Luukkainen (Sound Design), Carl Sebastian Lindberg (Actor), Matti Salminen (Color Grading), Arts Promotion Centre Finland (Funder), Elisabeth och Birgit Nygréns stiftelse (Funder), AVEK - The Promotion Centre for Audiovisual Culture (Funder), Stiftelsen Pro Artibus (Funder), Sami Sarhamaa (Sound Mixer), Saga Vera Oy (Translator)
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Sebastian Lindberg graduated from the Finnish Academy of Fine Art in Helsinki in 2008 and also studied at the École Nationale supérieure des Beux-Arts in Paris in 2003. Lindberg works primarily with moving image. His works have been seen in solo and group exhibithions in Finland and abroad and broadcasted by Yle (The Finnish broadcasting company). In addition to his artistic work Lindberg has worked as a freelance journalist and written art reviews.