Jokinen

Laura Horelli

The film tells the migration story of a Finnish communist August Jokinen. He became known for a show trial against racism organized by the American Communist Party in Harlem, NY in 1931. The USA immigration authorities arrested Jokinen soon after, and he was deported and moved to Petrozavodsk, USSR in 1933.

Production Year
2016
Duration
00:45:21
Type
Genre
Tags
Original Title
Jokinen
Finnish Title

Jokinen

English Title

Jokinen

Production Countries
Finland,United States,Russia,Germany
Dialogue
Yes
Sound
Yes
Cast
Laura Horelli (Author), Anne Misselwitz (Cinematographer), Laura Horelli (Director), Laura Horelli (Script), Matilda Mester (Color Grading), Janina Herhoffer (Editor), Kone Foundation (Funder), AVEK - The Promotion Centre for Audiovisual Culture (Funder), TAIKE (Funder), Lukas Lücke (Sound), Benjamin Kalisch (Sound), Jochen Jezussek (Sound Design)
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Laura Horelli (b. 1976, Helsinki) lives in Berlin and works with experimental documentary video. She is interested in representations and mediations of the past taking on a microhistorical approach. Her works have been exhibited at Venice Biennale (2001, 2009), Manifesta 5, (2004), ARS 11, Kiasma (2001, 2011), Galerie Barbara Weiss (2003, 2007, 2011) and Badischer Kunstverein (2014). She has participated in film festivals like Berlinale Forum Expanded (2017, 2018), ISFF Oberhausen (2018), IndieLisboa (2017), Kasseler Dokfest (2013) and CPH:DOX (2009). In 2011, she received the Hannah Höch Prize for Young Artists.