Nordic Culture Point at the World Village Festival

25.5.2019 0:00 to 26.5.2019 0:00

Rautatientori & Kaisaniemen puisto, Helsinki, Suomi

The World Village Festival is taking place in the center of Helsinki for the 20th time.

Theis free city festival offers music, discussions, food and films from all over the world. The theme of this year’s festival is climat change. Nordic Culture Point will arrange an array of events during the festival. Program:

Workshop for families: Recycling becomes Art
25.5 at 13.10–13.50

The workshop is for children with their parents and will follow the Compost workshop by the Biodynamic association. We start with a competition, sorting bags of garbage into the right containers. Once sorted, the participants will make art works from the garbage, guided by Danish sculptor Lars Waldemar and pupils from the Porvoo Art School. The works become an exhibition which remains on site during the entire festival.

Target groups: All children are welcome, under 5 year olds with their parents
Length: 40 minutes

Languages: Finnish, Swedish, English, others where needed

Artist talk with Juan Camilo Roman Estrada
25.5 at 17:30–18:00

Artist talk with Juan Camilo Roman Estrada, actor in the Icelandic movie Woman at war.
Interviewer: Petra Laiti from Ruska Ensemble.

Woman at War won the Nordic Councel film prize 2018, and the European LUX price. The film has a strong environmental message, which the team behind the film stands behind. The actor Juan Camilo, of Mexican background but living in Iceland, plays the tourist in the film, who gets blamed for all acts of environmental activism committed by the main character.Juan Camilo Roman Estrada was born in Medellín, Colombia. Since 2007 he lives in Reykjavík, Iceland, where he has been involved in several forms of theatre, poetry, and cinema. Under the direction of Benedikt Erlingsson, Juan has participated in two plays in the National Theatre of Iceland “Sólarferð” (2008) and “Húsið” (2017); and acted as a support role -under the name “Juan Camillo” in the films “Of Horses and Men” (2013), and “Woman at War” (2018).

Language: English

Nordic youth working to change the world (FIN/DNK)
26.5 at 12.25–13:05 at Mekong-stage

One teenager’s climate manifesto has rapidly grown into an international climate movement and inspired numerous young people in the Nordic countries and around the world.

What is the strength of the Nordic youth? How can decision-makers answer young people’s demands and build a cross-generational dialogue?

The event begins with a keynote talk by Senior Scientist Antti Lipponen of the Finnish Meteorological Institute and is followed by a panel discussion moderated by Petra Laiti, co-chair of the UN Global Indigenous Youth Caucus and member of Ruska Ensemble.

Panel members include:

Nanna Lindbæk Qvesel, young climate activist (Denmark)
Satu Hassi, member of parliament (Greens) and former MEP
Siiri Mäkelä, chair, Finnish Agenda2030 Youth Group.

Language: English

Producer: Nordic Council of Ministers & Nordic Culture Point

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