Forest 1: Forest Works

Short films about the forest and our relationship to it as a work space and partner.

Language: Eng Duration: 74 min Age Limit: For All Ages

  • Mies istuu tyhjien kaljapullojen täyttämän pöydän ääressä, tupakoiden.


    The Forest Workers
    Director: Erkko Kivikoski
    Country: Finland
    Year: 1979
    Genre: Documentary
    Duration: 7 min
    Age Limit:

    Delving into the changes taking place in forestry, The Forest Workers has a strong message conveyed with pathos. It makes a clear-cut juxtaposition between traditional forestry and modern forestry technology. The Forest Workers is one of the most notable Finnish short films of the late 1970s.

  • Kaksi hahmoa kävelee suuret rinkat selässään metsän läpi.


    Director: Ahmed Abdullahi
    Country: Sweden
    Year: 2016
    Genre: Fiction
    Duration: 30 min

    Francis and nine other west Africans travel to Sweden to work planting trees. They hope to earn money for their families, but end up in conditions resembling slavery. Working on commission, they can’t even afford a ticket home. Francis refuses to accept this situation.

  • Hahmoja kävelemässä vihreillä mättäillä kirkkaassa auringossa.

    Miten marjoja poimitaan

    How to Pick Berries
    Director: Elina Talvensaari
    Country: Finland
    Year: 2010
    Genre: Documentary
    Duration: 19 min
    Age Limit:

    Visitors from a distant place appear in the swamps of Northern Finland. How can the locals manage, when even the berries are taken away? How to Pick Berries is an exploration of Finnish mind and the absurdities of global economy.

  • Lähikuva oranssista roskasta, joka roikkuu kuluneesta putkesta.

    The Entangled Forest

    Metsän verkosto
    Director: Nick Jordan
    Country: United Kingdom
    Year: 2023
    Genre: Documentary
    Duration: 18 min

    A film which explores the multifaceted interrelationships between trees and fungi within forest ecologies. Featuring the voice of ecologist Suzanne Simard, and her ground-breaking research into the symbiotic ‘wood wide web’ of co-dependent species.