Planet Mosaic

The heart of Finland

There is a country whose inhabitants are as calm and peaceful as the forests and lakes that surround them, where the welcome is as warm as the saunas that are so much a part of local people’s lives. This country is Finland, whose heartland, the Kainuu region, I was lucky enough to film for Finland’s national television channel, YLE 1. The return of wild reindeer, which have migrated back to the area from Russia; the discovery of numerous species of insect (new to science); an architect’s passion for finding and restoring traditional old houses; and the kindness of a wood sculptor whose talent is only equalled by that of Mother Nature… …these are the facets of the Kainuu region explored in this documentary.
Early November in Finland
Early November in Finland
Gergely and his team of entomologists
Gergely and his team of entomologists
Hannu
Hannu
Kauko and his son looking for reindeer
Kauko and his son looking for reindeer
Wood and snow
Wood and snow
The sun plays hide and seek
The sun plays hide and seek
Finnish houses are covered in protective red paint
Finnish houses are covered in protective red paint
Hannu's work
Hannu's work
The philosopher of Kainuu
The philosopher of Kainuu
Wooden star
Wooden star
Philippe Boucher presents PLANETIMAGE.tv
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