The Finnish Astronautical Society

Straschnoy Axel

The Finnish Astronautical Society is a portrait of the main astronautics organisation in Finland: the society was founded in 1959 by enthusiastic schoolboys who, inspired by the space race, set out to build the country’s first rocket. The film also explores Finnish masculinity from an immigrant's perspective: what does it mean to assimilate and become a Finnish man?

Production Year
2019
Duration
00:33:00
Type
Genre
Tags
Original Title
The Finnish Astronautical Society
Finnish Title

Suomen Avaruustutkimusseura

English Title

The Finnish Astronautical Society

Production Countries
Finland
Dialogue
Yes
Sound
Yes
Cast
Axel Straschnoy (Author), Iddo Soskolne (Cinematographer), Axel Straschnoy (Cinematographer), Kari Ylitalo (Cinematographer), Axel Straschnoy (Director), Michelle Deignan (Editor), Tuomo Hutri (Color Grading), Svenska Kulturfonden (Funder), TAIKE (Funder), Kone Foundation (Funder), AVEK - The Promotion Centre for Audiovisual Culture (Funder), Karri Niinivaara (Sound Design)
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Axel Straschnoy (b. 1978, Buenos Aires). is a visual artist whose long-term, research-focused projects include Kilpisjärvellä, a planetarium film on exploration in northern Lapland under the Northern Lights, La Figure de la Terre, a short film based on a book by 18th century French mathematician Pierre Maupertuis, and the lecture-performance series, Notes on the Double Agent.