2017 | Finland | Experimental

Mitä on Nähdä (What There Is to See)

  • Finnish, French English 24 mins
  • Director | Jaana Kokko
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‘What There Is to See’ is a chain of associations of sorts. The film could ask, for example: How would the urban landscape look like, if our decisions would be based on touch, sound, temperature or air pressure instead of visual appearance? The starting point for the film is the pioneer of romantic landscape painting, Caspar David Friedrich, a white European man. The romantic landscape era, followed by nationalist and colonialist landscapes, is examined in the film for instance through a French children’s book Babar by Jean de Brunoff. In the true spirit of colonialism, Babar the Elephant presents us a utopian city in a civilized country. These two key parts of the composition are viewed against the background of a new residential area in Jätkäsaari, Helsinki and they form the basis of the story. Actors in the film are from the Theatre of Visually Impared people.

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