Journal

OF MY DOCUMENTARIES

by Seija Hirstiö

Me, myself and I – need for some self-reflection

Me, myself and I – need for some self-reflection

LEARNING THE ART OF DOCUMENTARY MAKING “I found myself repeatedly with an empty fridge. A child inclusive this is not a good combination. I thought it might help if I felt good about food and maybe even started enjoying it. There are many sides to eating problems....

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I completely froze in Namibia

I completely froze in Namibia

HOW DID I END UP IN NAMIBIA? I was working in the HUB co-working place in Tampere, year 2011. I met Jutta George there as she had just finished her studies in the Proakatemia business school and was looking for ways to get back to Namibia which she loved so much! TAMK...

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Thaipusam Festival is a purification ritual

Thaipusam Festival is a purification ritual

SUFFERING AND BEAUTY OF IT Thaipusam Festival is a Hindu festival celebrated by the Tamil community. It is a very strong celebration for the purification of mind and body. Harsh body piercing, shaving heads of the whole family and carrying  ’paal kudam’ offerings to...

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Smuggling filming equipment to Thailand

Smuggling filming equipment to Thailand

THIS WAS IN THE NINTIES! We dressed up as sporty people carrying sports equipment in sports bags but in those bags, we had hidden a huge U-matic camera and a big heavy recorder and 25 video tapes each being about 25cm long and 5 cm high (those times they were huge)!...

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Had lots of fun with a crazy artist and author

Had lots of fun with a crazy artist and author

MUSIC TELEVISION (MTV) HAD JUST ARRIVED... Rosa Liksom is a big name now, known globally as a very original and influential writer from Finnish Lapland. When I learned to know her through our common friends in the nineties she already had been recognized and therefore...

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Seija Hirstiö
Documentarist
Designer
Artist
Contact
seija(at)heartwavesdesign.com
I have expressed myself visually since early youth, with film, photography, online videos, graphic design, web design and performance art. I am open to collaboration! Please, contact.

 

Contact
seija@heartwavesdesign.com
I have expressed myself visually since early youth, with film, photography, online videos, graphic design, web design and performance art. I am open to collaboration! Please, contact.

 

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