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Boiling Point

+ Audience discussion

16 September 2017, 5:45 pm - 8:15 pm
Filmhouse, 88 Lothian Road, Edinburgh, EH3 9BZ
Region/Country Focus
, | Finland


This smart, engaging documentary delves deep into the polarisation of public and political discourse, to ask if dialogue is still possible.

Anti-immigration rallies, counter-demonstrations, accusations of faking information…tempers have been flaring up in Finland. In a trend that echoes far beyond the country’s borders, this rising sense of embattled antagonism has been fanned by disenfranchisement and distrust of the media, the government and the EU – making it harder for all sides to be heard.

After a petrol bomb was thrown at a refugee centre in a small Finnish town, filmmaker Elina Hirvonen felt compelled to understand her country better. The result is this remarkably non-partisan snapshot of contemporary Europe, which features a wide range of deeply-held convictions and begs for better conversations – both on and off-screen.
Plus Audience discussion

Hate for Sale (Anna Eijsbouts, The Netherlands, 2017, 2:43min)

Join us after the film as we consider our own relationship to the migration debate – and how it relates to wider behaviours, beliefs and opportunities in our society – with guests Ewan Aitken (Chief Executive, Cyrenians) and Victoria Lanata Briones (Community Engagement Coordinator, The Welcoming).

With special thanks to filmmaker Elina Hirvonen and the Finnish Film Foundation.

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16 September 2017, 5:45 pm - 8:15 pm

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Recommended for 15+ years

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