Enclosed by Water trailer.
2013 - 6 x 29 min, HD, M/E.
Life on an island, enclosed by water, requires ingenuity and all sorts of skills. The northern four seasons bring their own challenges, such as the frost heave and the harsh stormy winter. In Finland there are about 179 000 islands, manifold the amount of the famous Greek islands. The northern archipelago and its nature is harsh but breathtakingly beautiful, and the island inhabitants are as tough as the junipers fighting against the wind on the outmost islets. In the “Enclosed by Water” –series the award-winning documentarian and nature cinematographer Petteri Saario takes you to the most beautiful of the Finnish islands, from summer heat to winter frost, from under the surface to the sky, in all four seasons.
Off to Turkey trailer.
2012 5 x 45 min.
Two Finnish-Turkish young women, Ayla Albayrak and Melis Ari, travel to their other home country of Turkey. They discover the modern Turkey, find out what’s trendy in Istanbul, meet Turkish current authors and musicians, but also visit beautiful historic sites and introduce us to delicious Turkish food.
Land-Locked Seals trailer.
2016 - 55 min, HD, M/E.
A unique documentary presenting the world's freshwater seals, found only in Alaska, Canada, Finland and Russia. We take a look at different freshwater seals, through their ecology and habitat. We visit the lakes and meet native people, fishermen, hunters and seal researchers, and dive among the seals, using impressive underwater cinematography.
The project received the WWF Panda Award 2012.
Lakes of Finland trailer.
2012 - 6 x 28 min, HD, M/E.
If Finns were asked, what best symbolizes their home country, the answer would most likely be the holy triangle: sauna, birch - and lake. A lake, if any, is the symbol of Finland.
Finland is not the land of a thousand lakes, it's the land of tens of thousands of lakes. 187 888 lakes in all, if you count the ones that are over five ares in size. All put together, they cover a tenth of the whole country.
In Lakes of Finland we take a close look at the Finnish psyche. Six lakes portray history, culture, landscape and nature, politics and beliefs. Suitable for the whole family, these documentaries are a personal journey into the minds of many Finns captivated by the lakes - from lake cottage enthusiasts to professional fishermen, from artists to divers, and from timber rafters to ice fishers.