To celebrate its anniversary, Helsinki Cine Aasia organises panel discussions at Korjaamo that are open to the public and bring new perspectives into the films in the programme of the festival.
Bhutan has long been closed to foreigners, and still only a handful of visitors are received each year. By so doing, the authorities have aimed to protect the Bhutanese culture from foreign influences, with a view to guarantee citizen's happiness. The Bhutanese cinema culture has also begun to develop only relatively recently.
Following the screening of Hema Hema: Sing Me a Song While I Waitin, Riikka Suhonen, who has lived in Bhutan, and Roope Ahola, who has worked with Bhutanese film-makers, share their experiences.
Sat 18th March 3.45pm, following the screening of the film Hema Hema: Sing Me a Song While I Wait, Korjaamo