Factual Programme and Literature

These factual programme performances are in English. More programme in Finnish

“Untouchable” Dalit women speak out! (IND)

Factual Programme and Literature

The women branded as “untouchables” are demanding to finally be seen. Asha Kowtal is leading a new generation of Dalit women in India in their fight against oppression and multiple discrimination.

A Good Life Against Global Competitiveness (THA)

Factual Programme and Literature

The discussion will be drawing on experiences of people and nature under the enduring conditions of crisis- and conflict-ridden accumulation regimes of competitive capitalism.

A look at Zapatist Autonomy – Alternative to Alternatives (MEX)

Factual Programme and Literature

What does the new era for the Mayans looks like in the midst of the indigenous people's struggle for justice?

Attila Csernok: Hungary's forgotten history (HUN)

Factual Programme and Literature

  • Literature
Attila Csernok’s book on the forgotten history of Hungary reveals the roots of the present day Hungarian society.

Buen Vivir – an alternative to the Destructive Development (FIN/MEX/THA)

Factual Programme and Literature

The worldview of indigenous people, Buen Vivir or good living, have influenced even constitutions of for example Ecuador and of Bolivia.

Climate Tent

Factual Programme and Literature

The Climate Tent offers Keys to Stop Climate Change! Come and find out what your ecological status is and discover ways to prevent climate change.

Community Media – Giving a Voice to the Voiceless (FIN/TAN)

Factual Programme and Literature

Community media has been giving a voice to the voiceless long before the existence of the internet or the social media.

Community Media and Rural Development in Tanzania (FIN/TAN)

Factual Programme and Literature

The Tanzanian community media activist Fakihi Mussa speaks about the role and potential of community media in developing countries.

Equality Made Reality – Rights of Persons with Disabilities (KEN)

Factual Programme and Literature

The implementation of the universal declaration of human rights for disabled people is lacking behind. How can the people in the South and North come together to speed up the process?

Flash Fiction, Science Fiction and Fantasy in Peru (PER)

Factual Programme and Literature

  • Literature
Tanya Tynjälä, award winning flash fiction writer will talk about the situation of flash fiction, science fiction and fantasy in Peru.

Indigenous People Today & Notions on the Mexican Zapatistas (MEX)

Factual Programme and Literature

Indigenous people live in different kinds of societies but they often face very similar problems linked to power relations and history. How have Mexican Zapatistas and other indigenous people been able to resolve the problems they face?

Jennifer Clement: Prayers for the Stolen (MEX/USA)

Factual Programme and Literature

  • Literature
Jennifer Clement’s book is an illuminating and touching portrait of women living in rural Mexico.

Latin American Communities in Finland

Factual Programme and Literature

As this year's theme is focused on Latin America Moniheli's iCount Project, which is supported with EU-Solid funds, is organising a Panel Discussio...

Luiz Ruffato: Football, Brazilian Society and Culture (BRA)

Factual Programme and Literature

Brazilian contemporary author Luiz Ruffato talks about football, the upcoming World Cup, Brazilian society and culture.

Luiz Ruffato: One-day Journey Through São Paulo (BRA)

Factual Programme and Literature

  • Literature
Ruffato's book Eles eram muitos cavalos is a hypnotizing one-day journey through São Paolo's frenzy and a critical look into the deep controversies of contemporary Brazilian society.

Mentoring as a Way to Support Integration (NGR)

Factual Programme and Literature

Participants in the FIKA-project will speak about the benefits of mentoring based on their own experiences.

Morocco After the Arab Spring (MAR)

Factual Programme and Literature

Moroccan journalist Abdessamad Benalla is interviewed about the effects of the Arab Spring on Moroccan culture and society today.

Multicultural Caracol (PER)

Factual Programme and Literature

With this show the various poets and authors wish to pay their respect to the Zapatista movement in Mexico; the name caracol refers to the core of Zapatistas' political activities.

Panel Discussion on Human Rights in African Countries (FIN/KEN/NAM/UGA)

Factual Programme and Literature

Minister of Foreign Affairs (Finland) Erkki Tuomioja discusses human rights issues with experienced African journalists.

Rana Husseini: Murder – In the Name of Honour (JOR)

Factual Programme and Literature

  • Literature
Jordanian journalist and human rights activist Rana Husseini talks about honor killings.

Small-scale farmers and climate change in Indonesia (INA)

Factual Programme and Literature

The impacts of climate change will be most severe on small-scale farmers in the tropics. Adjusted small-scale farming methods can enhance adaptive capacity and conserve resources, while increasing production and reducing emissions.

Social Movements in Latin America (MEX)

Factual Programme and Literature

Researcher and author Sanna Ryynänen and researcher/activist Xochitl Leyva Solano talk about radical democratic education, research as activism, and social movements in Latin America.

Syrian Revolution in the Media (SYR)

Factual Programme and Literature

The Syrian revolution didn't get to be presented in an accurate manner in the media. Here we will get an opportunity to discuss the revolution for dignity and freedom at the heart of the festival.

Why Taxes Matter for the Global South? (NCA)

Factual Programme and Literature

The discussion will focus on the problems of tax avoidance and regressive tax systems as well as the role of civil society in creating change especially in Tanzania and Nicaragua.

Amparo Sánchez (ESP)

Music

  • Alternative
  • Americana
  • Latin
  • Reggae
Amparo Sánchez ranks as the queenpin for Americana-Cubana music and on the festival's Saturday she will make a powerful and joyous performance with her band.

Climate Tent

Factual Programme and Literature

The Climate Tent offers Keys to Stop Climate Change! Come and find out what your ecological status is and discover ways to prevent climate change.

Equality Made Reality – Rights of Persons with Disabilities (KEN)

Factual Programme and Literature

The implementation of the universal declaration of human rights for disabled people is lacking behind. How can the people in the South and North come together to speed up the process?

Indigenous People Today & Notions on the Mexican Zapatistas (MEX)

Factual Programme and Literature

Indigenous people live in different kinds of societies but they often face very similar problems linked to power relations and history. How have Mexican Zapatistas and other indigenous people been able to resolve the problems they face?

Jennifer Clement: Prayers for the Stolen (MEX/USA)

Factual Programme and Literature

  • Literature
Jennifer Clement’s book is an illuminating and touching portrait of women living in rural Mexico.

Luiz Ruffato: One-day Journey Through São Paulo (BRA)

Factual Programme and Literature

  • Literature
Ruffato's book Eles eram muitos cavalos is a hypnotizing one-day journey through São Paolo's frenzy and a critical look into the deep controversies of contemporary Brazilian society.

Metro Presents: Hiphop Allstars & FeatFest Winner

Music

  • Hiphop
Hiphop Allstars is a dream team of Finnish top rap artists.

Morocco After the Arab Spring (MAR)

Factual Programme and Literature

Moroccan journalist Abdessamad Benalla is interviewed about the effects of the Arab Spring on Moroccan culture and society today.

Multicultural Caracol (PER)

Factual Programme and Literature

With this show the various poets and authors wish to pay their respect to the Zapatista movement in Mexico; the name caracol refers to the core of Zapatistas' political activities.

Panel Discussion on Human Rights in African Countries (FIN/KEN/NAM/UGA)

Factual Programme and Literature

Minister of Foreign Affairs (Finland) Erkki Tuomioja discusses human rights issues with experienced African journalists.

Rana Husseini: Murder – In the Name of Honour (JOR)

Factual Programme and Literature

  • Literature
Jordanian journalist and human rights activist Rana Husseini talks about honor killings.

Small-scale farmers and climate change in Indonesia (INA)

Factual Programme and Literature

The impacts of climate change will be most severe on small-scale farmers in the tropics. Adjusted small-scale farming methods can enhance adaptive capacity and conserve resources, while increasing production and reducing emissions.

Social Movements in Latin America (MEX)

Factual Programme and Literature

Researcher and author Sanna Ryynänen and researcher/activist Xochitl Leyva Solano talk about radical democratic education, research as activism, and social movements in Latin America.

Why Taxes Matter for the Global South? (NCA)

Factual Programme and Literature

The discussion will focus on the problems of tax avoidance and regressive tax systems as well as the role of civil society in creating change especially in Tanzania and Nicaragua.

“Untouchable” Dalit women speak out! (IND)

Factual Programme and Literature

The women branded as “untouchables” are demanding to finally be seen. Asha Kowtal is leading a new generation of Dalit women in India in their fight against oppression and multiple discrimination.

A Good Life Against Global Competitiveness (THA)

Factual Programme and Literature

The discussion will be drawing on experiences of people and nature under the enduring conditions of crisis- and conflict-ridden accumulation regimes of competitive capitalism.

A look at Zapatist Autonomy – Alternative to Alternatives (MEX)

Factual Programme and Literature

What does the new era for the Mayans looks like in the midst of the indigenous people's struggle for justice?

Attila Csernok: Hungary's forgotten history (HUN)

Factual Programme and Literature

  • Literature
Attila Csernok’s book on the forgotten history of Hungary reveals the roots of the present day Hungarian society.

Buen Vivir – an alternative to the Destructive Development (FIN/MEX/THA)

Factual Programme and Literature

The worldview of indigenous people, Buen Vivir or good living, have influenced even constitutions of for example Ecuador and of Bolivia.

Climate Tent

Factual Programme and Literature

The Climate Tent offers Keys to Stop Climate Change! Come and find out what your ecological status is and discover ways to prevent climate change.

Community Media – Giving a Voice to the Voiceless (FIN/TAN)

Factual Programme and Literature

Community media has been giving a voice to the voiceless long before the existence of the internet or the social media.

Community Media and Rural Development in Tanzania (FIN/TAN)

Factual Programme and Literature

The Tanzanian community media activist Fakihi Mussa speaks about the role and potential of community media in developing countries.

Flash Fiction, Science Fiction and Fantasy in Peru (PER)

Factual Programme and Literature

  • Literature
Tanya Tynjälä, award winning flash fiction writer will talk about the situation of flash fiction, science fiction and fantasy in Peru.

Latin American Communities in Finland

Factual Programme and Literature

As this year's theme is focused on Latin America Moniheli's iCount Project, which is supported with EU-Solid funds, is organising a Panel Discussio...

Luiz Ruffato: Football, Brazilian Society and Culture (BRA)

Factual Programme and Literature

Brazilian contemporary author Luiz Ruffato talks about football, the upcoming World Cup, Brazilian society and culture.

Luiz Ruffato: One-day Journey Through São Paulo (BRA)

Factual Programme and Literature

  • Literature
Ruffato's book Eles eram muitos cavalos is a hypnotizing one-day journey through São Paolo's frenzy and a critical look into the deep controversies of contemporary Brazilian society.

Mentoring as a Way to Support Integration (NGR)

Factual Programme and Literature

Participants in the FIKA-project will speak about the benefits of mentoring based on their own experiences.

Syrian Revolution in the Media (SYR)

Factual Programme and Literature

The Syrian revolution didn't get to be presented in an accurate manner in the media. Here we will get an opportunity to discuss the revolution for dignity and freedom at the heart of the festival.

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