Docpoint – Helsinki Documentary Film Festival


DocPoint opening, Saturday 29.1. at 17: Ruthless Times at Kansalaistori Square

The opening ceremony of the DocPoint – Helsinki Documentary Film Festival 2022 will be carried out in a special way this year as an open-air screening. On Saturday evening 29th of January at 17–19.30 the screen of Musiikkitalo is reserved for the opening of DocPoint!

The opening film will be the painfully topical Ruthless Times – Songs of Care, directed by Susanna Helke. The film will have its world premiere in DocPoint. With dashes of dark humour, the film presents care worker women singing about their everyday experiences, both absurd and brutal with tunes created by Anna-Mari Kähärä. The film’s director is present to answer questions.

For this unique occasion, we recommend reserving a hot drink in the thermos, dressing in your warmest clothing and choosing a suitable spot in the Kansalaistori square within viewing distance of the Musiikkitalo screen.

Please only come to the event if you feel fit and healthy. Please respect the safety distances. We recommend wearing a face mask. Let’s take care of each other!

DocPoint – Helsinki Documentary Film Festival will be opened by Executive Director Tapio Riihimäki and Artistic Director Kati Juurus.

The opening film will be available for viewing Saturday 29 January at 17.00 on the festival’s online platform.

The event is carried out in cooperation with Musiikkitalo and Clear Channel.


at 17.00–17.15, Speeches:
Kati Juurus, Artistic Director, DocPoint – Helsinki Documentary FIlm Festival
Tapio Riihimäki, Executive Director, DocPoint-elokuvatapahtumat Association
Susanna Helke, Director, Ruthless Times – Songs of Care

at 17.15–18.55, Opening Film:
Ruthless Times – Songs of Care

at 18.55–19.30, Comments & Discussion
In addition to the film makers and protaginists, also present will be Silja Paavola, Chairperson of SuPer, the Finnish Union of Practical Nurses.

Saturday 29th January at 17.00-19.30 Musiikkitalo
Language: Finnish
Length: 150 min