Documentary director and radio journalist Markku Heikkinen was born and raised in Kainuu. He is MA in cinema. He’s been freelancer radio journalist since 1986 and he’s been directing documentary films and shows since 1993.
Heikkinen’s documentary Men of Talvivaara Mine is the opening film of this year’s DocPoint festival. The film not only shows the visually breathtaking size of the mining operation, but contrasts this with the human scale of the tragedy. The result is both aesthetic and emotional.
Besides the director also two men of Talvivaara mine are guests at the festival – miners Juha Korhonen ja Teemu Talvio.
Men of Talvivaara Mine (2014)
All Boys (2010)
Ukko ja akka (2010)
Laskettu aika (2009)
Poikien bisnes (2009)
Zavtra – huomenna: Iloista antajaa Jumala rakastaa (2006)
City on minun (1993)