Short Films I

Tuesday 16.10. 20:00

Asylum Seeker Cries

Directed by Barbro Björkfelt
Finland, documentary, 30 min
Language: Finnish, Swedish, Arabic, Turkish
Subtitles: Finnish

“Applicant cries” is a quote from minutes of an interview of an asylum seeker. The documentary tells a story of the demonstration of asylum seekers, Demo, in Helsinki city railway station during winter and spring 2017.

The Raft of the Medusa

Directed Jan Ijäs
Finland, France, Spain, Italy, 18 min
Language: English
No subtitles

The film contrasts remnants of boats of refugees saved to the island of Lampedusa and cars of asylum seekers who came through Russia in Salla with the painting The Raft of the Medusa located in Louvre.

The Night Thief

Directed by Khadar Ahmed
Finland, fiction, 15min
Language: Finnish

Who is borrowing Farrah’s car during the nights? Because of the car thief, Farrah is late for work and is scared of being fired. At the same time Farrah’s wife is moving to Finland from Somalia and ending up unemployed might endanger Farrah’s wife’s residence permit.

The Language of Sangar

Directed by Rasoul Khorram
Finland, documentary, 5 min

Sangar tries to figure out what the letter he has received says.


Directed by David Aronowitsch, Hanna Heilborn
Sweden, 8 min

An animated documentary about a boy living hidden and fearing that he will be discovered.

Uusi Suomi Poika

Directed by Rasoul Khorram
Finland, documentary, 9 min
Language: Finnish
Subtitles: English

Djomba’s language is music and he loves all Finns.