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    A Boatload of Wild Irishmen

    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...

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    Finland |  2011 |  59min

    Sun 29.1.2012 18:00

    Over 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....
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    Big Boys Gone Bananas!*

    Sweden |  2011 |  86min

    Thu 26.1.2012 17:00

    Sun 29.1.2012 18:00

    Swedish 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...
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    DOKKINO screening

    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...

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    Guañape Sur

    Italy |  2010 |  24min

    Thu 26.1.2012 19:00

    Sat 28.1.2012 13:00

    An 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...
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    It May Be that the Beauty Has Strengthened Our Resolve – Masao Adachi

    France |  2011 |  73min

    Thu 26.1.2012 17:15

    Masao 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.
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    Japani, Yhdysvallat |  2011 |  76min

    Sun 29.1.2012 21:45

    The 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...
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    United States |  2011 |  94min

    Fri 27.1.2012 21:30

    Sat 28.1.2012 19:30

    Kumaré 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...
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    Lastuja – Taiteilijasuvun vuosisata

    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',...
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    Planet Kirsan

    Poland |  2011 |  50min

    Wed 25.1.2012 22:00

    Fri 27.1.2012 17:00

    Autocratic 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...
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    Silent Film Concert: Rien que les heures

    France |  1926 |  47min

    Fri 27.1.2012 19:00

    In 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....
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    United Kingdom |  2010 |  10min

    Wed 25.1.2012 22:00

    Fri 27.1.2012 17:00

    In 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...
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    Taistelu Turusta

    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...
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    Two Years at Sea

    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...