24-27 October 2019

Cultural Center Caisa,
Kaikukatu 4, Helsinki

The Cinema in Conversation discussion series deep dives into four broad thematics reflected in Cinemaissí festival's film selection: LGBTQ+, feminism, youth movements and ethnicity.

The discussion events are free of charge. Welcome to follow and participate in the talks!

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LGBTQ+ Realities

What is the importance of film in increasing awareness of marginalised groups of society? Documentary films highlighting transgender rights, experiences and voice. Discussing the changing climate for the LGBTQ+ community in Latin America and in Finland.

Supported by Trasek.

In conversation with
  • Comedian Jamie Macdonald (Manning Up, Sukupuolena Ihminen)
  • Kelet Ali (Kelet Ali film)
Date and venue

Thursday 24 Oct 17:30,
Cultural Center Caisa, Kaikukatu 4, Helsinki

Free entrance!

Related films

Bixa Travesty

By Cinemaissi | September 12, 2019

Director: Kiko Goifman, Claudia Priscilla Country: Brazil Year: 2018 Duration: 75 Genre: Documentary Themes: LGTBQ+, Social Realism, Racism, Musical Movement, Female Power, Transphobia Languages: Portuguese Subtitles: English Saturday 26 Oct,…

Female Empowerment

How can we empower young girls and women through film?

What role does film and media play in the ambitions of women across the world?

Welcome to a discussion about the power of film and music for the feminist movements in Latin America and in Finland.

In discussion: breaking from traditional gender roles, taboos of female sexuality and sexual health on screen, and the fight to reduce the gender gap in the film and music industries.

In conversation with
  • Jenni Koski, Vice Chair of WIFT Finland
  • Anna Paavilainen, Actress, Director, Play Rape, 2 Bodies on a Beach
  • Mari Mantela, Director, Writer for #MeToo-Vallankumous book
  • Adikia, Feminist Rapper, Visual Artist

 

Date and venue

Friday 25 Oct 19:30,
Cultural Center Caisa, Kaikukatu 4, Helsinki

Free entrance

Related films

El despertar de las hormigas

By Cinemaissi | September 12, 2019

Director: Antonella Sudasassi Furniss Country: COSTA RICA, Spain Year: 2019 Duration: 94 Genre: Drama Themes: Feminism, Self Identity, Family Affairs, Female Sexual Health & Rights Languages: Spanish Subtitles: English Friday …

Una banda de chicas

By Cinemaissi | September 12, 2019

Director: Marilina Giménez Country: Argentina Year: 2018 Duration: 83 min Genre: Documentary Themes: Feminism, Female Power, Musical Movement, Social Realism Languages: Spanish Subtitles: English Friday 25 Oct, 18:00, Cultural Center…

Youth Voice

What are young people willing to do to fight for their rights, their education, their future? What does civil disobedience and social action mean for young people in Finland? What is the importance of documentary-film making in bringing about change? 

Join us for a celebration of youth voice, self-organisation and everyone's right to education. 

The discussion is inspired by the film about young people in Brazil protesting to protect the quality of their free public education, Espero Tua Revolta.

In conversation with

To be announced soon!

Moderated by Eino Antonio, Freelance Journalist and Filmmaker

Date and venue

Saturday 26 Oct, 14:00
Cultural Center Caisa, Kaikukatu 4, Helsinki

Free entrance

Related films

Your Turn

By Cinemaissi | September 12, 2019

Director: Eliza Capai Country: Brazil Year: 2018 Duration: 93 Genre: Documentary Themes: Youth Revolution, Social Realism, Human Rights, Politics Languages: Portuguese Subtitles: English Friday 25 Oct, 10:00, Cultural Center Caisa…

Indigenous Cultures

How can groups and individuals stay true to origins in today's world? Can film increase pride in culture and awareness of others?
This discussion event focuses on examining the representation of Indigenous peoples in cinema and the role of films in preservation of language and traditions.

In conversation with
  • Pirjo Virtanen, Professor of Indigenous Studies at University of Helsinki
  • Jenni Kivistö, Director of Land Within
  • Roxana Crisólogo, Poet, Cultural Worker, Founder of Sivuvalo, member of La Colectiva
  • Suvi West, Sami Actress and Director
Date and venue

Sunday 27 Oct, 16:00
Cultural Center Caisa, Kaikukatu 4, Helsinki

Free entrance

Related films

Pájaros de verano

By Cinemaissi | September 12, 2019

Director: Cristina Gallego, Ciro Guerra Country: Colombia, Denmark, Mexico, Germany Year: 2019 Duration: 125 Genre: Drama Themes: Ethnicity, Family, Clan War, Indigenous Pride Languages: Wayuu, Spanish Subtitles: English Thursday 24…

Retablo

By Cinemaissi | July 26, 2019

Director: Alvaro Delgado-Aparicio Country: PERU, Germany, Norway Year: 2017 Duration: 95 Genre: Drama Themes: Coming of Age, LGTBQ+, Family affairs, Ethnicity, Indigenous Pride Languages: Quechua, Spanish, Subtitles: English TICKETS Wednesday…