The Land that Rises and Descends explores Finland’s forgotten backyard: the Kvarken Archipelago. Kvarken is a unique place on earth where the sea is the future land and the land was previously the sea. There myths as old as time form part of daily reality, and the rising and descending of the land poses questions about the archipelago’s future existence.
Title: The Land that Rises and Descends
Length: 20 min
Country of Origin: Finland
Completion Year: 2021
Director: Moona Pennanen
About the director
As a filmmaker, Moona Pennanen is dedicated to exploring the changing nature and hidden history of places through the lens of anthropological filmmaking. By making films, she wants to reveal the hybrid layers of places that would otherwise remain unknown.