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International Film Screenings: The Politics and Significances of Spaces – 27.8.

Kirjoitettu: 23.8.2022

Hirvitalon kansainvälinen elokuvanäytös: Tilojen politiikka ja merkityksellisyydet

Hirvitalon kansainvälisten elokuvanäytösten toisessa osassa pohditaan tilan käsitettä kuraattori Jonne Kaukon valitsemien elokuvien parissa.

Illan elokuvat tutkivat tilan luonnetta ja sen henkisiä, fyysisiä, sosiaalisia ja kulttuurillisia ulottuvuuksia: Minkälaisessa suhteessa ihminen on erilaisiin rakennettuihin tai luonnontilaisiin ympäristöihin? Miten länsimainen elämäntapa uhkaa tilojen monimuotoisuutta? Miten voisimme taistella ympäristömme tasapäistymistä vastaan?

Näytöksen elokuvat:

“Mirages”, Andrés Salas, 2021, Kanada, 10:27, ääniraita: englanti, tekstitys: englanti

“Asintótico”, Andrés Salas, 2021, Kanada, 13:55, ääniraita: englanti, tekstitys: englanti

“The New Narratives of Altered Landscapes”, Indira Colin, 2021, Suomi ja Ranska, 9:38, ääniraita: suomi, tekstitys: ranska

“Bâtiment 7 ou la petite histoire d’une grade utopie”, Jacinthe Moffat, 2016, Kanada, 19:00, ääniraita: ranska, tekstitys: englanti

Sivun alareunassa tarkempia kuvauksia elokuvista (eng).

“Elämää ja kulttuuria ei ole ilman sille annettua tilaa.”

Muut tulevat näytökset:
3.9. klo 18: ANIMACIÓN DE CUBA – kuubalaisia animaatioita koko perheelle

International Film Screenings: The Politics and Significances of Spaces

The second screening in our series of international movies explores the issues of space and its spiritual, physical, social, and cultural dimension.

The collection of movies picked by curator Jonne Kauko seeks to answers questions such as: what is the relationship between us and the surrounding spaces – built or natural? How is the current capitalistic order threatening the diversity of spaces? How can we resist such diminishing of interesting and varied spaces?


“Mirages”, Andrés Salas, 2021, Canada, 10:27, audio: English, subtitles: English

“Asintótico”, Andrés Salas, 2021, CANADA, 13:55, audio: English, subtitles: English

“The New Narratives of Altered Landscapes”, Indira Colin, 2021, Finland & France, 9:38, audio: Finnish, subtitles/sous-titres: French/français

“Bâtiment 7 ou la petite histoire d’une grade utopie”, Jacinthe Moffat, 2016, Canada, 19:00, audio: French/français, subtitles: English

(More detailed descriptions at the bottom of this page.)

“There is no life or culture without the space afforded to it.”

Other upcoming film screenings:
3.9. 18:00
ANIMACIÓN DE CUBA – (Cuban animations for all ages)

Detailed descriptions of the movies:


Jacinthe Moffatt, 2016, Canada, Documentaire/Documentary, 19 min


C’est une sorte d’utopie réaliste, un pied de nez au système capitaliste. Le Bâtiment 7, vestige industriel du siècle dernier, reprend vie par et pour les gens de Pointe-Saint-Charles, après plus d’une décennie d’engagement de militants convaincus. Dans un univers intimiste, Judith, Nathacha, Anna, Nicolas et Kevin nous racontent les hauts et les bas de ce parcours transformatif tant du bâtiment que des humains qui s’y sont investis.


It is a kind of realistic utopia, a thumb in the nose of the capitalist system. Bâtiment 7 (“Building nr. 7”), an industrial vestige of the last century, comes back to life by and for the people of Pointe-Saint-Charles, after more than a decade of commitment by convinced activists. In an intimistic universe, Judith, Nathacha, Anna, Nicolas and Kevin tell us the ups and downs of this transformative journey both of the building and of the humans who committed to it.

“The New Narratives of Altered Landscapes”, Indira Colin, 2021, Suomi ja Ranska

“Would you say that the landscape affects your daily life? Is it a part of your life or simply a setting in which you evolve? The landscape is indeed part of our lives, it affects us, it can make us feel sensations, emotions, it can carry our memories and become a part of them. It reflects our way of life and our relationship with nature. Because of humans, the landscape is changing, and is often in danger. Telling the alteration of these landscapes is understanding their history, it is also unveiling the toxic relationship between humans and their environment, and a way of becoming aware of the importance of defending them. To be able to make the landscape more central to our way of thinking, it must become a protagonist of our stories.

The Finlayson Factory and the Kauppi Forest in Tampere have witnessed the modification of the landscape by human activity. The Kauppi Forest shows the human takeover of land and natural resources, which decrease as market activity and recreational proposal increase. The decrease in the forest area represents the human domination over his own environment, and highlights a form of colonization of nature by man. The Finlayson district, as a symbol of a past industrial territory, constitutes an identity landscape in itself and represents the will of inhabitants to keep in touch with their own heritage. The commitment of the inhabitants of Tampere brings hope in the ability of humans to defend their landscape.

To know our past and understand it, we pass on stories, and build traditions, which are passed from generation to generation; in this work, it is all about the transmission of a narrative and culture containing the evolution of landscapes in which we have lived. The different stories and their modes of transmission allow us to observe the alteration of these landscapes, who evolve over time as much as we do. Landscape is generational. This approach to the landscape as intimately linked to a generation will be necessary in the coming years as its transformation accelerates. Indeed, we need memories to be able to understand our own ecological situation, and we need stories as signs of our actions on the environment.”

“Mirages”, Andrés Salas, 2021, Kanada

“Two spaces exist in the same neighbourhood; two spaces, two different temporalities. The challenge, to preserve memory. The new progress installs itself under the premises of green capitalism, with old promises of social engagement and environmental responsibility. An organic social network is disrupted by a mirage made of mirrors, the landscape is changed and the horizon announces the future; the inevitable? the repeatable?”

“Asintótico”, Andrés Salas, 2021, Kanada

“Asintotico refers to a curve, in mathematical terms, which approaches indefinitely a straight line or another curve without never touching it. In this way, this short film is a reflection about realities that living close together, in the set up of an urban space, never get to touch each other, to interact. Squeezed together, even in pandemic times, each occupant on this block seems to be unaware of its neighbours. The challenge for a gentrified neighbourhood is to survive the rapid changes generated by real state speculation, maybe is inly through the awareness of the other that these changes can be slowed down, processed and reverted.

Both films are reflections on the state of things in neighbourhood of Parc x, in Montreal, Québec, Canada, which is highly gentrified now. Parc x is a neighborhood inhabited largely by more recent immigrants coming from the so called developing countries.”