When the Mill Hill Trees Spoke to Me

The filmmaker returns to her childhood village. As she looks at her own past and the place’s history, an investigation into the relationship between human and nature takes form. The presence of history in sacrificial stones from pre-Christian times, as well as slowly degenerating modern village centers, and age-old yet modernized human interactions with nature portray the layers of time within the place, and the human-nature relationships it holds. Alongside the linearity of time in cultural history runs the cyclical time of nature.

  • Program
  • Original title
    When the Mill Hill Trees Spoke to Me
  • Director
    Kirsikka Paakkinen
  • Producer
    Kirsikka Paakkinen
  • Writers
    Kirsikka Paakkinen
  • Photo
    Mauri Lähdesmäki
  • Playtime
    17 min
  • Year
    2021
  • Country
    Finland, Sweden
  • Production
    HDK-Valand
  • Distributor
    HDK-Valand