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Cinema in Conversation

24-27 Oct,
Cultural Center Caisa, Kaikukatu 4, Helsinki

Series of talks and discussions on cinema and main thematics of the films in 2019 selection: LGTBQ+, feminism, youth and diversity.

24-27 October 2019

Cultural Center Caisa,
Kaikukatu 4, Helsinki

The Cinema in Conversation discussion series deep dives into four broad thematics reflected in Cinemaissí festival’s film selection: LGBTQ+, feminism, youth movements and ethnicity.

The discussion events are free of charge. Welcome to follow and participate in the talks!

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LGBTQ+ Realities

What is the importance of film in increasing awareness of marginalised groups of society? Documentary films highlighting transgender rights, experiences and voice. Discussing the changing climate for the LGBTQ+ community in Latin America and in Finland.

Supported by Trasek.

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In conversation with
  • Comedian Jamie Macdonald (Manning Up, Sukupuolena Ihminen)
  • Kelet Ali (Kelet Ali film)
Date and venue
Thursday 24 Oct 17:30-19:00,
Cultural Center Caisa, Kaikukatu 4, Helsinki

Free entrance!

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Female Empowerment

How can we empower young girls and women through film?

What role does film and media play in the ambitions of women across the world?

Welcome to a discussion about the power of film and music for the feminist movements in Latin America and in Finland.

In discussion: breaking from traditional gender roles, taboos of female sexuality and sexual health on screen, and the fight to reduce the gender gap in the film and music industries.

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In conversation with
  • Jenni Koski, Vice Chair of WIFT Finland
  • Anna Paavilainen, Actress, Director, Play Rape, 2 Bodies on a Beach
  • Mari Mantela, Director, Writer for #MeToo-Vallankumous book
  • Adikia, Feminist Rapper, Visual Artist

 

Date and venue
Friday 25 Oct 19:30-20:30,
Cultural Center Caisa, Kaikukatu 4, Helsinki

Free entrance

Related films

Youth Voice

What are young people willing to do to fight for their rights, their education, their future? What does civil disobedience and social action mean for young people in Finland? What is the importance of documentary-film making in bringing about change? 

Join us for a celebration of youth voice, self-organisation and everyone’s right to education. 

The discussion is inspired by the film about young people in Brazil protesting to protect the quality of their free public education, Espero Tua Revolta.

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In conversation with
  • Jenna Sorjonen, Specialist in higher education policy, Student Union of the University of Helsinki
  • Thomas William Poole, Journalist, Photographer and Documentary Film Maker
  • Amos Wallgren, student activist in the Left Students of Finland and in international climate justice movements
  • Aleksi Vehmassalo, preschool teacher
  • Emma Aurora Ahlroos, 16 year old high school student who recently joined Elokapina – Extinction Rebellion Finland.

Moderated by Eino Antonio, Freelance Journalist and Filmmaker

Date and venue
Saturday 26 Oct, 14:00-15:30
Cultural Center Caisa, Kaikukatu 4, Helsinki

Free entrance

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Indigenous Cultures

How can groups and individuals stay true to origins in today’s world? Can film increase pride in culture and awareness of others?
This discussion event focuses on examining the representation of Indigenous peoples in cinema and the role of films in preservation of language and traditions.
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In conversation with
  • Pirjo Virtanen, Professor of Indigenous Studies at University of Helsinki
  • Jenni Kivistö, Director of Land Within
  • Roxana Crisólogo, Poet, Cultural Worker, Founder of Sivuvalo, member of La Colectiva
  • Suvi West, Sami Actress and Director
Date and venue
Sunday 27 Oct, 16:00-17:30
Cultural Center Caisa, Kaikukatu 4, Helsinki

Free entrance

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