- Wed, 12/13/2017 - 19:30
Nuclear Neighbour - Sweden, Norway, 2016, 78’
Director: FREDRIK OSKARSSON
Born in Dorotea in Lapland (Sweden). He has produced numerous documentaries and has been involved both as a script developer, photographer, editor and producer in several films screened at festivals and television. He has also produced a number of art and dance videos and is constantly developing his more experimental work in collaboration with other artists.
Nuclear Neighbour isn’t just a film about a nuclear plant project, where the end justifies the means. It is also a story about a regular person’s mammoth task. This person is Hanna Halmeenpää, a teacher who volunteers her evenings and weekends to save the unique natural environment of her home together with her fellow activists in the Pro Hanhikivi association. Hanna travels from one country to the next, poses difficult questions to the powers that be and, during a TV debate, silences a minister with her incisive argumentation. After reading to the children their bedtime story, Hanna returns to her laptop in the kitchen to continue the fight to save Hanhikivi.
Awarded with First Diploma at 2016 The Northern Character Film and TV Festival and Best World Documentary at Harlem International Film Festival.