Markku Heikkinen: Perukka – The Backwoods Called Perukka

In Kuhmo’s Perukka, Finland, they decide to close a village school. This means a 3-hour drive to school every day, including the smallest kids.

People in Kuhmo are used to keep quiet and accept the decisions of their leaders.

But documentary filmmaker Markku Heikkinen wants to break the silence. He gives cameras and microphones to the children and makes them go and ask: Does it really have to be so? He urges them show that they want their own school.