PARADISE – THREE JOURNEYS IN THIS WORLD
PARATIISI – KOLME MATKAA TÄSSÄ MAAILMASSA
Finland 2007, 51 min
A documentary of dreams, immigration, and Spanish tomatoes. "Paradise – Three Journeys in This World" is a poetic documentary film on African emigration to Europe. The first journey takes us along the route of the tomato trucks to Almeria in Spain, where the undocumented African immigrants grow vegetables for European markets. The second journey takes us to Morocco. We meet Adam, who escaped war in Ivory Coast, and was dumped into Sahara desert in November 2005, along 500 other emigrants. He walked more than 1000 kilometres from the desert to Rabat, the capital of Morocco. The third trip leads us trough the desert, to Bakary
Fofana’s home village at the border of Mali and Mauritania.
DIR: Elina Hirvonen
Sts/Scr: Elina Hirvonen, Op/Cam: Jarkko Virtanen, Muusika/Music: Hans Wessels, Mont/Ed: Annukka Lilja, Tootja/Prod: University of Art and Design Helsinki UIAH (Sari Lempiäinen), Maailma müük/World Sales: UIAH, Format: 35mm, Keel/Language: .. / .., Subt: eesti, inglise / Estonian, English