Maa joka nousee ja laskee
Finland, 21 min
We tend to think of our geographic map as something static. However, through this wonderfully subtle work, we become aware that life in an archipelago, by its very nature, is affected by winds, tides and, therefore, its shape is ever-changing. As stated in the film “the sea will be land and the land is former sea”.
We tend to think of our geographic map as something static. This subtle work shows us that life in an archipelago is by nature affected by the winds and tides that constantly change its shape. Here, humans form a special bond with nature. This beautiful piece gracefully captures the peculiar relationship between humans, nature and animals through a cinematic lens. Filmed in 16mm, the film combines an elegant narrative, singular sound design and a playful approach. Scenes are built at the edges, leaving room for the sea, lighthouses, the mythology and ancestral, with no commentary. The narration, which weaves many different stories, echoes the acceptance and transformation of nature found in the Finnish Kvarken Archipelago where—as stated in the film—“the sea will be land and the land is former sea”.