DocPoint is proud to host one of the most interesting filmmakers of today, Kim Longinotto, who will give the popular Masterclass lecture day for students, professionals and others interested in the field. The event will be held on Sunday February 2nd in the Finnish Film Foundation's auditorium Kino K-13 (Kanavakatu 12, 00160 Helsinki).


The films of Kim Longinotto, born in 1952 England, discuss controversial topics. Her protagonists are often women who fight for their rights and for a better tomorrow. Known for her Cinéma vérité, Longinotto constructs a warm image of the subjects, while remaining objective and impartial.

Longinotto’s most successful films include Sisters in Law (2005), set in Kamerun. The film follows two women working for the rights of women and children in a country that has not convicted anyone of domestic violence in 17 years.  Hold me tight, never let me go (2007) delves into a boarding school that is the last chance for various children to get education. The youth have difficulties conforming to norms, but for the teachers there are no lost causes.  Longinotto’s newest documentary Salma (2013) introduces a young Tamil woman, who grew up in confinement and became one of Indian’s best known poets and activists.

Longinotto has been awarded with various honours all over the world, the Prix Art et Essai at Cannes International Film Festival being among them. In 2009 her career was celebrated with a retrospective in MoMA, New York.

The following Longinotto movies will be screened at DocPoint:

All Masterclass prices include a soup lunch and coffee on Masterclass day. The working language is English.

Binding enrollments and price enquiries to:
Noora Välimaa
DocPoint - Helsinki Documentary Film Festival