LETTERS HOME
Film - Program 8 Filmfest 2017

LETTERS HOME

Directed by Anna-Karin Grönroos

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Director: Anna-Karin Grönroos
Section: Program 8
Country: Finland
Year: 2017
OT: KIRJEITÄ KOTIIN
Language: Arabic, Dari, Finnish, Pashto
Version: Original version with English subtitles
18+

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LETTERS HOME

Six under-aged asylum seekers from Afghanistan and Iraq write letters to relatives back home. Finland is safe, but the journey is not over yet. It's still uncertain if this is the place where they can have a family of their own one day. The letters are filled with questions, longing, confusion – and hope.



  • Duration: 14 Min.

  • Film School: ELO, Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture / ELO Film School Helsinki

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Meet the director

LETTERS HOME

Anna-Karin Grönroos

Anna-Karin Grönroos was born in Helsinki in 1980. She graduated with a BA from Arcada University of Applied Sciences in 2004 and has since been working as a journalist, screenwriter, editor, director and producer for Finnish television. Her first one-hour documentary, ECOPOLIS CHINA, premiered in the mid-length competition at International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam in 2013. The film was awarded with a Finnish State Prize for Cinema and won the Best Political Documentary award at Aegan Docs in 2014. At the moment, Anna-Karin directs and produces independent documentaries while obtaining her MA in Documentary Film at Aalto University.

Credits

Screenplay: Anna-Karin Grönroos
Director of Photography: Jesse Jalonen
Film Editor: Matias Auramo
Composer: Henri Lyysaari
Sound: Juho Luukkainen
Producer: Pietari Vappula