Santra and the Talking Trees

Santra and the Talking Trees, screened at DocPoint this year, is a story of a rhyme chanter as well as a quest for a long since gone Karelian identity. Miia Tervo visited Santra and filmed her during six years. The over-all material extended to 300 hours. The film depicts small moments of everyday life and uses as its means of storytelling also animated scenes and archive material.

  • Finland
  • 2013, 27MIN, Doc.
  • DIRECTOR: Miia Tervo
  • CAMERA: Sini Liimatainen, Miia Tervo
  • EDITOR: Kristiina Karsten, Okku Nuutilainen, Onerva Rankka, Antti Reikko
  • SCRIPT: Miia Tervo
  • SOUND: Yrjö Saarinen
  • ACTORS: Santra Remsujeva

19.09. - 15:00 Svetozor - Big Hall

Miia Tervo

Miia Tervo

Miia Tervo’s (1980, Finland) first student film Hylje – Seal (2005) won the best prize at the category for Finnish films at Tampere Film Festival. Little Snow Animal (2009) was awarded with the first prize in both Finnish and international film selection and gained many awards also outside Finland.


Aalto University, School of Arts, Design and Architecture, ELO Film School Helsinki
Hämeentie 135 C
00560 Helsinki, Finland