’DREAMS DEFERRED - legacy of American apartheid’

103 min min.
This documentary explores the realities of a system of exclusion via the Criminal Justice System affecting the African American community. The focus is on: Drug laws from the 1970’s taking a national prison population of 300,000 to 2.5 million. The Children’s Defence Fund stating, ”1of 3 African American males will spend time in a prison or a jail within his lifetime”. Discrepancies where 1 gram of ’crack’ gets the same sentence as 100 grams of expensive cocaine, and these laws enforced in poor minority neighborhoods. Subsidies per ’number of arrests’, and ’ confiscations’ in billions to police departments. ’Felony conviction’ with loss of vote, student loans, food stamps, public housing, and much more inhibiting re-entry to society. All told via community activists,

SEARCH FOR ANSWERS – CUBA/CAPETOWN CONNECTION

52 min. Filmitakomo – documentary
This film describes a journey by a South African HIV Activist who travels to Cuba to see how they have managed to realise a HIV National Program which has maintained one of the lowest AIDS rates in the world. She returns to South Africa with here newly acquirted information in her ‘Search for Answers’ to todays most buning questions of the global HIV situation.


’VÄHINTÄÄN YHTÄ HYVÄ – At least Just as Good’

14 min. – AvSet Oy
Commisioned by the Epilepsy Society of Finland, A documentary following the lives of individuals afflicted with epilepsy and the roles they play in Finnsih society.

SHADOWS OF CONCEALMENT, AIDS & THE PHARMACEUTICALS

52 min. documentary – Denmark’s Television, YLE TV1, -Terra Nova Oy
Third documentary of four on HIV and Aids, dealing with the North/South divide of who has money has medicines and lives, and who does not have money, dies. Filmed in the US and Brazil

BALLET MECANIQUE

30 min. – YLE TV1 – music program

A documentary of the historic film ‘Ballet Mecanique’ by Fernand Leger, - and the music composed for that film by George Antheil. Probably the first time on film where both the score and the original film are shown together. Music performed by Avanti Ensemble and Interviews with John Cage, and many more…..

REYNALDO ANSELMIN – MY PIPE, MY WHISKEY AND MY TANGO

50 min. YLE TV2/REC BUTTON – concert documentary
Concert Performance and intimate interview of one of the Tango Greats from Argentina, Reynaldo Anselmin, - with his banc in Concert in Helsinki, Finland

CAROLYN CARLSON – SCENES FROM “SEPTEMBER”

45 min. Helsinki City Theater dancers. YLE TV1 – Dance documentary

Choreography: Carolyn Carlson
A documentary/computer graphics interpretation of a work by Carolyn Carlson with the Helsinki City Theater Dance company

RUSSIANS IN NEW YORK

10 min. A-STUDIO/OLDSTARS – tv reportage
Commision of YLE, - the Brooklyn Soviet/Russian/Jewish reality.

PETER VOLKONSKI AND ROSTA AKNAD

30 min. – TV3 /OLDSTARS - music documentary
A view of one of the most important Estonia Bands, both in Concert and in conversation. Includes many other Estonian Bands of the 1990’s.

WOMEN AND CHILDREN AND AIDS

30 min. – YLE/OLDSTARS - documentary
Second of four documentaries on HIVs and AIDS. Filmed in the early 1990’s when the desease began to spread into the general public. Filmed at NYC and Dallas, - including many Women, Mothers, Childrens Organisations, and the manor that they all were trying to cope with this Epidemic.

REHEARSAL-PERFORMANCE – OBSESSIONS/INTOHIMOT

30 min. - YLE/OLDSTARS – fiction-documentary
Choreography: Joanie Smith/Dan Shapiro
Dancers: Tarja Rinne, Jens Wallentinsson, Markku Nenonen, Janice redman, Katri Soini, Ulla Mirsch, Tuija Paunio – with Eija Ahvo, Ulla Tapaninen, Timo Toikka, Tomi Makela, Jim Pembroke, Make Leivonen, Reiska Laine, Jone Takamäki

A ‘Making of Documentary’ of an original Theater production for the Helsinki Festival

NO HILLSTREET

– 15 min. – YLE – tv reportage from New York

ALTERNATIIVINEN MUSICS

30 min. NY/Moscow – YLE TV1 – tv reportage
Commisioned by YLE, - a view of contemporary Music in these two cities. Includes Steve Reich, and many others…..

AIDS – MANY SIDES TO THE CIRCLE

43 min. – YLE/OLDSTARS - documentary
First in a series of four documentaries on HIV and Aids, filmed at the moment of initial entrance and understanding of the strehgth of this Epidemic in the late 1980’s. Filmed in Chicago, - at Cook County Hospital. Personal interviews of families and individuals attacked by the decease.

‘BEING ALIVE’ – NY street artists – ‘KADULLA’

54 min. – YLE/EPIDEM - documentary
A view of the New York City street Performance art scene, with everyone from Philip Petit, Charlie Barnett, to gospel singers in The Bronx. A Unicque fiew of NYC street performance scene at its highes moment.

THE OTHER NEW YORK

50 min. – YLE/EPIDEM - documentary
A analitical documentary of NYC and The Bronx during the economic crisis, with interviews from soup kitchens, homeless, to politicians.

SALSA

50 min. – YLE/EPIDEM - documentary
The documentary follows many famous Salsa bands and interviews their leaders and musicans. Featuring: Machito, Fort Apache, and many others

THE BIG CIRCUS

10 min. – YLE/EPIDEM - animation
Working as both Composer and Director, - the filmaker’s first film which was a commisioned work from the Finnsih Association of People with Disabilities