The Inland Sea


Two personal stories related to parenthood and fear of loss of ones child at the sea, both based on real events. The first one describes an incident where the daughter of a Finnish woman nearly drowned on a holiday trip to a beach, the latter is based on the memories of a kurdish refugee who escaped war and ISIS attacks in her home country Iraq and ended up in a smuggler boat with her husband and young child. The work has been realised both as a two-channel installation where stories are side by side and as a short film where the two stories follow one another.

Credit list

Written and directed by: Marja Viitahuhta

Cinematogrpahy: Sini Liimatainen and Marja Viitahuhta

Cast: Noora Dadu, Zrian Hussein

Editor: Ville Vainio

Sound: Tuukka Haapakorpi

Funding: Alfred Kordelin Foundation,  TAIKE, Finnish Cultural Foundation

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