Saving the World

Blåfield Maija

Saving the World looks at reality and experiencing it from the point of view of Marcel Bloemendahl, director's friend. Marcel has schizophrenia, which he describes in the following way: 'If I did not have it, I would just be boring and average. But now I can save the world.' Marcel has been traveling around Europe non-stop since 1976. The director joined him for the five-year period of making the film. The film looks at the problematics of normality and abnormality, the ordinary and extraordinary, insanity and reality. The film is an art piece that chose to be a documentary. The main language used in the film and its important element is the lingua franca of today - broken English.

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Maailmaa pelastamassa
Finnish Title
Maailmaa Pelastamassa
English Title
Saving the World
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Maija Blåfield (Author), Maija Blåfield (Director), Sakari Kirjavainen (Editor), Kinotar Oy (Producer), Maija Blåfield (Script), Maija Blåfield (Camera), Marcel Bloemendal (Cast), Pietari Koskinen (Sound)
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Maija Blåfield (b. 1973) is a multidisciplinary contemporary artist and film director. Her cinematic works navigate the grounds between experimental film and documentary film. In addition, Blåfield also works with photography and writing, among other media. Blåfield’s works typically address the ambiguity of reality, experiencing our everyday life differently, and the human relationship with the environment. Her works have been presented in Finland and internationally, in art museums and galleries, as well as at film festivals and on television. Blåfield was awarded the Finnish state award for media art in 2014 and was nominated for the prestigious Ars Fennica award in 2017.