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VIEW ON TRUTH
KUVITELMA TOTUUDESTA

”Document is a swear word. It is an illusion about its own name, a delusion of mind and thought, at its worst a dogma. Document sounds like an obligation.” -Jukka Male

a documentary film about photographer Jukka Male doing his long lasting documentary projects in Poland and Balkan. A documentary about documentarism - what are the moments of truth?

”View on truth” follows the birth of Jukka Male’s documentary photographs and their transition into the world of media and art. Trough Male’s work we reflect more widely on the nature of documentary itself.

As a photographer and a director I have had to ponder on the moment the camera and reality meet. I want to make visible that strange process, when life transforms into pictures. The film contemplates on the nature of documentary and comes to the conclusion that it can only be an illusion about reality. However, it does not deny the necessity and meaning of documentaries.

English version available (DVD)

On display in Ruhrlandmuseum Essen as part of the exhibition Really True! 6th June - 26th Sptember 2004.

director Aimo Hyvärinen

2002
DigiBeta 49 min
Yle TV1 Culture
TV1, Finland, 25.04.2002

The Bench -14

slow dance -12

artist´s head -08

view on truth -02

hillahulluus -00

almost swedes -99

chaos and beauty -97

siisti yhteys -96

spasmus-95

money talks-95

choices-94

clayfire-94

a hero with
1000 faces
-91

photograph, a way
to subconsciousness
-90

wood is the fate
of forest  
-88

the basque country-87

towards pure
earth
-87