Ireland, United Kingdom | 2011 | 85min
Wed 25.1.2012 17:00
Sat 28.1.2012 20:15
The father of the modern documentary who directed the first commercially successful documentary, Nanook of the North (1922) and staged nearly every scene in the film. A great storyteller and a pioneer of the ethnographical film who brought the everyday life of remote peoples to...
Finland | 2011 | 59min
Sun 29.1.2012 18:00Over two decades marine research vessel Aranda has sailed back and forth on ocean – through tempests and glaciers. Director Anu Kuivalainen’s documentary film Aranda is about the curious human being’s thirst for knowledge....
Sweden | 2011 | 86min
Thu 26.1.2012 17:00
Sun 29.1.2012 18:00Swedish director Fredrik Gertten receives post from multinational food giant Dole. The message’s tone is not happy. Dole threaten him with legal action if his film criticising banana plantations Bananas* (2009) is shown in public. Soon festivals planning...
Several production countries | 2011 | 79min
Sun 29.1.2012 15:00
DOKKINO: Each and everyone unique
Everyone is unique. The question of difference has become more important in the recent years due to globalization and increasing immigration. The films that are seen at DOKKINO this year approach the topic of individuality and tolerance in many ways. We...
Italy | 2010 | 24min
Thu 26.1.2012 19:00
Sat 28.1.2012 13:00An island off the coast of Peru, Guañape Sur, seems to consist of nothing but rock and seagulls circling in the sky. When a detachment of workers brave the hills, the nature of this earth is revealed: several metres thick layer of guano. The workers harvest this natural fertilizer...
France | 2011 | 73min
Thu 26.1.2012 17:15Masao Adachi is a Japanese writer-director who is best known for his politically radical films of the 1960s and 1970s. He gave up his career as a director as early as 1971 to join the Red Army and didn’t return to filmmaking until 35 years later....
Japani, Yhdysvallat | 2011 | 76min
Sun 29.1.2012 21:45The camera follows a young boy: He practices characters, plays with a plastic gun and walks at a construction site. The flow of images shifts between black-and-white and colour, flickers, moves on to the next scene associatively. The disconnected scenes stealthily thicken into a solid...
United States | 2011 | 94min
Fri 27.1.2012 21:30
Sat 28.1.2012 19:30Kumaré is a hilarious film about the expedition of conquest of a fake guru. Director Vikram Gandhi wants to field test what people are ready to believe in. He takes advantage of his Indian heritage and creates himself a false identity as an enlightened...
Finland | 2011 | 74min
Sun 29.1.2012 17:00"The word carries over as a picture, witnessed by nature." These are the words of director Peter von Bagh, as he describes author/journalist Juhani Aho’s family’s artistic continuum. The documentary shows Aho's sons',...
Poland | 2011 | 50min
Wed 25.1.2012 22:00
Fri 27.1.2012 17:00Autocratic leaders have the habit of imprinting their own passions on their subjects, but the president of the state of Kalmyk in Russia, Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, has taken the phenomenon to a completely new level. He has made chess mandatory in schools and founded a private...
France | 1926 | 47min
Fri 27.1.2012 19:00In the history of film, there is a single peak in city portrayals dating back to the last half of the 1920s. Of the central, so called city symphony films of the time, perhaps the least well known is Alberto Cavalcanti's depiction of Paris, Rien que les heures....
United Kingdom | 2010 | 10min
Wed 25.1.2012 22:00
Fri 27.1.2012 17:00In the middle of the desert in Arizona lies a magical little town, Surprise. It is protected by a perimeter wall; everything is clean, quiet and safe. There is no need to leave home, or to stumble upon neighbours. Children do not get kidnapped, old ladies don’t get mugged and the...
Finland | 2011 | 76min
Sat 28.1.2012 13:00"It was so unnecessary." An architect buries his face in his hands when he looks back on one of the old houses that disappeared in a controversial manner. It's called the Turku disease: what on earth made the city destroy a large part of its architectural heritage? The finger...
United Kingdom | 2011 | 86min
Sat 28.1.2012 15:00
An old man lives alone in a ramshackle house in the middle of a forest. The skilfully shot black and white film follows Jake's life with nothing else changing around him except the seasons. He spends his seemingly endless time drifting around the lake on a raft or peacefully watching the...