"Northern Character" in Finnish Haapavesi
For the first time films from the collection of the International Northern Character Films&TV Festival were included in the program of the folk festival. This year, the world-famous reunion of musicians from different countries was held in Haapavesi (Finland) for the 30th time. Organizers decided to expand the traditional program of the festival by adding film component and invited the team of the film festival from Murmansk.
The Finnish audience got possibility to see the works filmed by journalists and directors of TV-21, such as Sami Fireplace, Summer By The White Sea and Germs of Communism. They got the participants and guests of the folk festival acquainted with the controversial history and modern life of Russia. Organizers of the screenings mentioned that Northern Character had become a highlight of the musical event and contributed to the friendship of the peoples in Russia and Finland.