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An ideological war is being waged in Finland, where 90 per cent of forests are used for commercial purposes. The fundamental question: What is a forest? Some people see it as a home, a pollinator, an object of natural beauty to protect. Others view it as a commodity, a financial instrument, a crop that if left uncut would be unnatural. But if we can't even agree on what is natural and unnatural, how can we decide what to defend? Ida and Minka swim in crystalline lakes and revel in the calm presence of ancient trees, but their idyll is threatened by man-made extinction. Fuelled by their love for the forest, these young activists face off against generational bias and the logging industry, balancing the hopelessness of unending plunder and profit with the hope of Indigenous Stewardship and forest bathing. Enchanting microscopic views of fungi and soil alongside magical underwater sequences of fish and fallen trees transport viewers into the heart of the forest and the centre of the conflict.

Sales Agent: Autlook Filmsales


  • Director(s)

    • Virpi Suutari
  • Producer(s)

    • Virpi Suutari
  • Executive Producer(s)

    • Martti Suosalo
  • Writer(s)

    • Virpi Suutari
  • Editor(s)

    • Jussi Rautaniemi
  • Cinematography

    • Teemu Liakka
    • Jani Kumpulainen
  • Composer

    • Sanna Salmenkallio
  • Sound

    • Olli Huhtanen

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LAND|SKY|SEA Competition supported by

K.M. Hunter Charitable Foundation

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