The Reading Circle

Kokko Jaana

Four women meet in a Helsinki apartment to discuss the meanings they attach to the term 'political'. Through their monologues and the intellectual discussion based on Hannah Arendt's thinking, the women define the image of a political individual and a political woman: What does political mean? What should womanly political be? Is it possible to attain revolutionism that transcends generations and redefine political?

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Jaana Kokko (Author), Martin Jäger (Cinematographer), Jaana Kokko (Editor), Jaana Kokko (Producer), Jaana Kokko (Script), Samy Kramer (Audio Editor), Netta Keski-Levijoki (Cast), Janina Bergman (Cast), Annikki Yrjänäinen (Cast), Amira Khalifa (Cast), Alina Kulo (Cast), Martin Jäger (Color Grading), Samy Kramer (Sound Mixer)
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Jaana Kokko is an artist, filmmaker, teacher and occasional curator based in Helsinki. In her practice, she is now in the search of the common: the emergent need for the change that is starting from our practices of art making, learning and being together. Currently she is working with two bodies of films both located in the peripheries, trying to shift the gaze to the outskirts of the sight and hear. Her work has been exhibited e.g. at the Lithuanian National Gallery in Vilnius, Latvian National Museum of Art in Riga, Tallinn Art Hall, Helsinki Art Hall, Moderna Museet in Stockholm, Joensuu Art Museum in Finland, Lappeenranta Art Museum in Finland, Bucharest International Experimental Film Festival, Tampere Film Festival and Tokyo Media Art Festival. She is and has been teaching and lecturing e.g. at the Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki, Turku Art Academy, Estonian Academy of Arts in Tallinn, Latvian Academy of Arts, Riga and Akademie der Bildende Künste, Nürnberg.