I am a Canadian filmmaker who has made a new documentary called Finding Edge Road about the Somalis and Iraqis moving to Lieksa in eastern Finland. I made this documentary over three years. It is airing in CBC in Canada but not in Finland. I am coming to Finland from October 29th to November 7th. Can you please tell me who I should contact to organize a tour at the major theatres, conferences and universities? Here is the press release: “Finding Edge Road” tours across Finland from October 29th to November 7th.
A new documentary called Finding Edge Road about asylum seekers in eastern Finland will tour across Finland from October 29th to November 7th.
Canadian documentary filmmaker, Brandy Yanchyk, made the film over three years and it is currently airing on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.
Do you know a theatre, university, festival, organization or church, which would want to show the documentary and have Brandy Yanchyk do a question and answer session afterwards?
Check out the promo for my new documentary "Finding Edge Road": https://vimeo.com/125534164
Here is the link to the website for the documentary: http://www.brandyyproductions.com/finding-edge-road/
The 52 minute documentary explores how the small city of Lieksa in Eastern Finland is dealing with a recent influx of new immigrants from Somalia and Iraq. The newcomers have moved to vacant council apartments on a street called “Edge Road.” Lieksa’s population is aging and with its high unemployment rate of twenty percent. Many locals are concerned that immigrants will take their jobs or live off government benefits. Residents are also concerned about newcomers not integrating into Finnish society and learning the language, a prerequisite for getting a job in Finland. This change in demographics has caused tensions in the community and led to an increase in racist attacks.
The film explores both points of view showing those who see immigration as a positive force and those who are threatened by it.
Earlier this year the documentary made the news:
“Suomalaisen pikkukaupungin tapahtumat pysäyttivät kanadalaisohjaajan: ”Autoja on rikottu, ihmisiä on hakattu”
"Lieksan maahanmuuttoasiat kiinnostavat Kanadassa asti"
We have a very tight schedule to organize the screenings so please email us as soon as you can with any ideas of how we can do a tour of this timely documentary in Finland.
Please contact The distribution companies:
The list of contact details is as follows
harry.paivalainen (at) futurefilm.fi
Tel. +358 (0) 50 375 558
Tel +358 (0) 9-8562 9500
Fax +358 (0) 9-8562 9550
The Finnish Film Foundation will gladly guide you.
Submissions for the 2016 DocPoint Documentary Film Festival open on May 4th. The submission period will end on October 1st 2015, with the final programming decisions being made by November 1st. Films can be submitted at www.docpoint.info/en/submissionform
Regional Film Centres may also guide / distribute your documentary film.