Susanna Helke

Ruthless Times: Songs of Care (Armotonta menoa - hoivatyön lauluja)

Finland 2022
92 min • Finnish
Theme: Humanity
20.11.2022 | Time 13:00 | Venue: Tapio 3 | BUY TICKET

Powerfully cinematic piece of activism

A choir of tired nurses sing to Anna-Mari Kähärä’s hypnotic tunes about the truths of everyday nursing work in a musical documentary directed by Susanna Helke.

Songs of Care is a documentary film with choral tableaus juxtaposed with documentary episodes. With its dark humor and poignant moments, it captures the experiences of those working in the field of healthcare: a care worker blacklisted for revealing malpractices in her unit, the retirees of a remote municipality witnessing the privatization of their care services, robots roaming the halls of care homes

It is a cinematic-musical work of activism, calling for more humane work, life and old age.