How To Pick Up Berries

  • 9 10
  • 2010
  • 19min
How To Pick Up Berries
  • Finnish
  • English

Mystical and visceral at the same time, this short documentary presents a poetic approach to the culture of berry planting in Finland and how the world economy is changing this ecosystem.

How To Pick Up Berries
  • Finnish
  • English
Awards

AWARDS: Special Mention. Regensburg Short Film Week/ Grand Prix. Uppsala International Short Film Festival/ 

OFFICIAL SELECTIONS: Venice International Film Festival/ Helsinki International Film Festival/ San Sebastian International Film Festival/ Nordic Film Days/ Lens Politica/ Arktista Viimaa/ Bratislava International Film Festival/ International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam/ Kettupäivät/ Sleepwalkers/ Zinebi/ Henri Langlois/ Antarctis Film Festival/ Tromsø International Film Festival/ Premiers Plans D'Angers/ DocPoint/ Arktisen Upeeta/ True/False Film Festival/ Tampere Film Festival/ Environmental Film Festival/ Vera Film Festival/ Go-Short/ Minimalen/ Aubagne International Film Festival/ Artisokka Film Festival/ Full Frame Documentary Film Festival/ Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Film Festival/ Dawson City International Short Film Festival/ Trento Film Festival/ Docville International Documentary Film Festival/ Timishort Film Festival/ IndieLisboa/ Short Film Corner/ Doc Aviv/ London International Documentary Film Festival/ 2annas International Shorts Film Festival/ Vienna Independent Shorts Film Festival/ Hamburg International Shorts Film Festival/ MoMA presents: Doc Point/ Future Shorts ONE/ Guanajuato International Film Festival/ Rural Route Film Festival/ Brazilian Student Film Festival/ Kratkofil International Film Festival/ Milano Film Festival/ Kinokuus Food Film Festival/ Nordisk Panorama/ Camden Int. Film Festival/ I've Seen Films, International Film Festival/ Belo Horizonte, International Film Festival/ Bergen International Film Festival/ DokumentART. Neubrandenburg/ Kasseler Dok Fest/ L'Alternativa, Barcelona Independent Film Festival/ Munich International Film Festival of Film Schools/ Encounters, International Film Festival/ Bucharest International Experimental Film Festival/ Women Directing International Film Festival/ Next Reel International Film Festival/ Regensburg Short Film Week/ Food Film Festival/ Saguenay International Short Film Festival/ International Women's Film Festival/ Walking in Air. Aurora Picture Show/ Madeira Film Festival

How To Pick Berries. Visitors to a misty swamp

Visitors from a distant place appear in the misty swamps of Northern Finland. 

The locals grow restless - things are changing, secret berry spots are revealed and everything is getting uncomfortable.

Who is to blame and who is profiting from all this?

How to Pick Berries is an exploration of Finnish mind and the absurdities of global economy.

Production Companies

Aalto University