Uusi opinto-opas (sisältäen myös opetusohjelmat) lukuvuodelle 2018-2019 sijaitsee osoitteessa https://opas.peppi.utu.fi . Tältä sivustolta löytyvät enää vanhat opinto-oppaat ja opetusohjelmat.

The new study guide (incl. teaching schedules) for academic year 2018-2019 can be found at https://studyguide.utu.fi. This site contains only previous years' guides.

x !
Arkistoitu opetussuunnitelma 2014–2016
Selaamasi opetussuunnitelma ei ole enää voimassa. Tarkista tiedot voimassa olevasta opetussuunnitelmasta.
BSRS0024 Documentary Cinema in the Baltic Sea Region after 1989 5 op
Organised by
Baltic Sea Region Studies
Person in charge
PhD Ilona Hongisto
Planned organizing times
Period(s) I II III IV
2014–2015 X

General description

Not offered in 2015-16

Learning outcomes

Learning outcomes
The student will be equipped to discuss the major themes and stylistic approaches of the period, as well as to attach these cinematic aspects to major socio-political discussions. By way of documentary cinema, the student will also come to understand the basic affinities and differences between the nations that make up the Baltic Sea Region (particularly Finland, Russia, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland and Germany). After the course, the student will have acquired basic vocabulary and historical understanding to discuss the relationship between the cultural and the socio-political milieus of the region, a skill they can then can then use and apply in relation to other art forms and media.


The course is structured around four major themes that are particularly popular in post-1989 documentary films from the region: society & history, identity, family & generations, and vulnerable bodies. The course addresses the larger political frames of these themes as well as the specific ways in which they are approached and discussed in documentary cinema. Although the focus is on documentary film, examples are drawn also from fiction film, video art and installations.

Teaching methods

Mode(s) of teaching
Lectures, group work, reader (max. 100 pages), film screenings & discussion
Mode(s) of assessment
Final essay, 2-3 short written assignments related to the film screenings

Teaching language


Modes of study


Numeric 0-5.

Belongs to following study modules

Humanistinen tiedekunta
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Implementation details are unavailable.
Humanistinen tiedekunta
Hum.tdk:n suoritukset
Baltic Sea Region Studies
MDP in Baltic Sea Region Studies