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Nokia mobile — we were connecting people
Finland, 2017
Duration: 92 min
Language: Finnish
Subtitles: Russian

This is a story of the incredible rise and the immense fall of Nokia Mobiles - the company that appeared almost by chance on the outskirts of Europe. Nokia turned a mobile phone into an everyday item and put Finland on the map. The tale begins in a scenery, which surprisingly resembles the Soviet city of Zelenograd in the 1980s, and ends so bitterly that it provokes tears. “Did I look at these Apple soap bars?”, goes one of the Finnish engineers who was let go after the final closure of the engineering department, “Sure. Inside they are just as stupid and shiny as they are on the outside. Whereas every part of our phones reminds me of my friends.” For fourteen years Nokia remained the market leader with more than a billion phones sold all over the World. In 2007 Nokia was on the cover of Forbes, but this did not save the company from the rapid and painful fall. The moral of this story is related to corporate governance rather than to technological progress. Sometimes we start to value money and growth more than humanity and freedom. But when new ideas finally run out, someone who is younger, bolder and more people-oriented takes our place.

Arto Koskinen
Finland
Director and writer. He received his master's degree in Directing and Screenwriting from the University of Industrial Arts in Helsinki. Since 2003, he has worked as a Senior lecturer for screenwriting and directing at Tampere Polytechnic University of Applied Science. After his acclaimed feature about Nokia, Arto embarked on a new project. Now he is interested in the technological revolution of the 2000s, tech startups, and video games.
Showtime
22 November 2018
19:00
Documentary Film Center
26 November 2018
21:30
Documentary Film Center
01 December 2018
18:00
KARO 11 October
Supported by
Arto Koskinen
Finland
Director and writer. He received his master's degree in Directing and Screenwriting from the University of Industrial Arts in Helsinki. Since 2003, he has worked as a Senior lecturer for screenwriting and directing at Tampere Polytechnic University of Applied Science. After his acclaimed feature about Nokia, Arto embarked on a new project. Now he is interested in the technological revolution of the 2000s, tech startups, and video games.
Nokia mobile — we were connecting people. A post-screening Q&A with the director of the film

After the screening, there will be a discussion panel with the director and one of the characters in the film. Journalist Ksenia Chudinova will moderate the discussion.

Arto Koskinen
Finland
Director and writer. He received his master's degree in Directing and Screenwriting from the University of Industrial Arts in Helsinki. Since 2003, he has worked as a Senior lecturer for screenwriting and directing at Tampere Polytechnic University of Applied Science. After his acclaimed feature about Nokia, Arto embarked on a new project. Now he is interested in the technological revolution of the 2000s, tech startups, and video games.
Juha Lakkala
Star of the documentary "Nokia mobile — we were connecting people".
Евгений Козлов
Директор по маркетингу Httpool Россия. Сооснователь Музея Мобильных Технологий и автор популярного блога о мобильных технологиях.
Time of the event
01 December 2018
18:00
KARO 11 October
Supported by
Arto Koskinen
Finland
Director and writer. He received his master's degree in Directing and Screenwriting from the University of Industrial Arts in Helsinki. Since 2003, he has worked as a Senior lecturer for screenwriting and directing at Tampere Polytechnic University of Applied Science. After his acclaimed feature about Nokia, Arto embarked on a new project. Now he is interested in the technological revolution of the 2000s, tech startups, and video games.
Juha Lakkala
Star of the documentary "Nokia mobile — we were connecting people".
Евгений Козлов
Директор по маркетингу Httpool Россия. Сооснователь Музея Мобильных Технологий и автор популярного блога о мобильных технологиях.
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