The Activist / Aktivisti

Riikka Karppinen was a 15-year-old schoolgirl when Anglo American, an international mining giant, found nickel and copper deposits under her home village in northern Finland, 120 kilometres north of the Polar Circle. The discovery was described as the most significant of the century. But the ore lies underneath Riikka's childhood paradise, a marshland reserve that is being protected because of its exceptional biodiversity.

The film is a touching and encouraging portrait about a young miner's daughter on the cusp of adulthood and her strong will to make a difference.
57 min, Finland
Finnish
Russian subtitles
2017
Director: Petteri Saario
Q&A with Anastasia Kochneva
Coordinator of the regional ecological movement "42" (Russia, Arkhangelsk).
Venue
Documentary Film Center (CDK)

Zubovsky Boulevard, 2 Building 7,
metro station Park Kultury
Documentary Film Center (CDK)

Zubovsky Boulevard, 2 Building 7,
metro station Park Kultury
Made on
Tilda