Documentary Albert

The ethnic identity is, nowadays, a greatly multidimensional and changeable state of mind. Ethnicity is, as usually conceived, a weak conception of culture suitable for organizing diversity within the pluralist state. But sometimes possessing an ethnic identity becomes a solution, not a problem. And can there be also visual ethnic identity. Ingrian identity in transformation.

Ilkka Ruohonen

Finnish Dr. Ruohonen was born in Helsinki during some time of the 20th century. His
Filmography includes:

“The Carnival Laugh” (La Risa Carnavalesca) (Karnevaalinauru) (2000)
“A Platonic Concept of Hate – Visual and Geertzian Notes on the Venezuelan Cockfight” (Platoninen vihan käsite) (2001),
“Episodes of Beauty. Me and Marshall Sahlins in the Universe of the Eastern Venezuelan Beauty and Power” (2002)
“Riemukkuutta ja murhetta” (2002)
“El Maíz Mágico y los Tractores Chinos” (2003)
“Blood and Sand in the European Elsewhere” (2003)
“Flying the Bolivarian Skies” (Volando en los Cielos Bolivarianos) (2004)
“Maximum Attack!! Anthropology of Speed” (2005)
”Tricular sobre las latas bailando” (2006, a. Dancing and Drinking Anthropologically in Ibero America, b. Last Salsa in Cumaná, c. Mi Alma - My Soul
“Faculty of Arts” (2006)
“Ethique Aesthetique” (2006)
“My Urban Kalakukko Museum” (2006)
“Polttava salaisuus” (2007)
“Their Daily Bread” (2007)


Director: Ilkka Ruohonen
Production: Neno Hour Movie Space
Duration: 7:20
Country: Finland, 2008