Lopun alku

Beginning an Ending

Domestic title:
Lopun alku
Category:
Television series
Information:
2-part television drama
Script:
Veli-Pekka Hänninen
Director:
Heikki Kujanpää
Producer:
Kai Nordberg, Kaarle Aho
Year:
2009
FFF support:
€135000
Budget:
€795000
Description:

A Tv-mini series (2 x 55 min) on the “forest war” in Finnish Lapland. Nella, a rootless Finn in her thirties and assistant to a Finnish MEP in Brussels is sent by her boss to Finnish Lapland to make a report on the dispute concerning the last old forests of Europe.
A state owned forest idustry giant is cutting down the forests providing work for local loggers. Greenpeace has allied with the native Lapps to stop the felling and the loggers are furious. The dispute is not only between two ways of supporting oneself but also between the natives and the Finns and between ecology and old fashion industry.

Or at least this is how Nella sees the situation before understanding that there are no simple truths – especially when all the parties are lying.

The first thing that suffers in this war is the truth – and ecology.

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