Suutari Virpi

Once Upon a Time in a Forest (working title) is a film about young people who are fighting for one of the last coniferous forest areas in Europe. It´s a morality play, a love story of a younger generation whose main location and object of love is the Finnish forest.

The young people come face to face with the Finnish forest industry and a deeply rooted national ideology of the forest as a foundation for the nation´s economic well-being. As a protest against the deforesting, a new forest movement called “Forest Rebellion” was born in Finland in 2021. This documentary follows the charismatic young environmentalists as they take part in this rebellion, a new dynamic movement.