<p>2017<br />
Promises and Premises</p>
<p>2017<br />
Promises and Premises</p>
<p>2017<br />
Promises and Premises</p>
<p>2017<br />
Promises and Premises</p>
<p>2017<br />
Promises and Premises</p>
<p>2017<br />
Promises and Premises</p>
<p>2017<br />
Promises and Premises</p>

Film made together with Lars Preisser.

The film follows a drone flying above different school buildings in Finland. We hear motivational speeches from movies. The promise of school is to educate and prepare for a good life. The promise of cinema is to enrich and inspire the viewer and to expand life in all its facets. In school, too, we are presented with prospects and the possibility that once, we will be able to achieve what we want to achieve, and we have to make a choice. Caught in our own storyline of promise and failure we can escape it at the movies to gain insight into other realities. The enrichment of cinema and the twists and turns of the plot, the successes that are achieved in films, one desires them in one's own life, and one remembers one's school days when the twists and turns were still a possibility and a promise of the future. School is on the one hand a place of possibilities and on the other hand also the site of their limitation. Movies are meant to enable us to forget the limits and constraints of life and perhaps to inspire positive change. As with the motivational speech which usually stands at the turning point of a film's story. We want to inspire thoughts about education, movies, life, promises, choices, transformation...

Trailer

Featuring speeches from the Motivational Speech Archive within a soundscape.