Yksittäistapaus – Swear Along (2019)

Hear me roar! In this screening no one says shh.. It’s the audience’s turn to speak up!
Yksittäistapaus short films are part of a film sensation made by fifteen filmmakers, artists, researchers and social activists collectively. The films reveal the hidden way power is exercised on women in both private life and in society. The films are fiction but the stories come from the writers’ own real-life observations.
Six stories from the collection of 11 short films have been selected for Yksittäistapaus – Swear Along -screening. The audience can now let off steam together with the characters. The screening will be opened with a foreword by an artist, a feminist stand-up comedian and the screenwriter of Fat, Raisa Omaheimo.

It’s time to swear and cheer!

A Stop

A young girl tries to make it to school wearing high heels.

Director: Elli Toivoniemi
Country: Finland
Year: 2019
Duration: 7 min
Screenplay: Elli Toivoniemi
Play Rape

A young actress, passionate about her profession, gets ready for a rape scene.

Director: Anna Paavilainen
Country: Finland
Year: 2019
Duration: 19 min
Screenplay: Anna Paavilainen

Sonja is tired of her body being a problem for others.

Director: Kirsikka Saari
Country: Finland
Year: 2019
Duration: 9 min
Screenplay: Kirsikka Saari, Raisa Omaheimo
Dream Job

An environmental specialist goes to a job interview but the interviewer is more interested in what’s going on with the Muslim minority.

Director: Tine Alavi
Country: Finland, Sweden
Year: 2019
Duration: 13 min
Screenplay: Maryan Abdulkarim
Festive Spirit

The festive spirit of an office party is ruined, when a woman accidentally reveals that their colleague had harassed her at the previous office party.

Director: Jenni Toivoniemi
Country: Finland
Year: 2019
Duration: 15 min
Screenplay: Jenni Toivoniemi, Kirsikka Saari
Let Her Speak

A merited female scientist is at an international conference and realises that a male moderator is explaining her own theory back at her, until a remark from the audience wakes both speakers and listeners.

Director: Ulla Heikkilä
Country: Finland, Sweden
Year: 2019
Duration: 14 min
Screenplay: Ulla Heikkilä, Saara Särmä