ROMA MOUNTAIN (Porridge Hill) 2022

Roma Mountain (2022) film still.

Tallinn Art Hall Difficult Pasts. Connected Worlds. Curated by Ieva Astahovska and Margaret Tali. 10.8.-20.10.2024

Lithuanian National Gallery of Art Difficult Pasts. Connected Worlds. 29.4.-28.8.2022

Lappeenranta Art Museum For Obvious Reasons. 5.2.-22.5.2022

Latvian National Museum of ArtDifficult Pasts. Connected Worlds. An installation version of the film. 28.11.-07.02.2021

Kaunas Photogallery The Muse of the Greenhouse. Curator Jana Kukaine. An installation version of the film. 25.07.-30.8.2020.

(Porridge Hill)

2022, 38 min,
HD-video, stereo sound

The film Roma Mountain has as its starting point the political awakening of Finnish-Estonian writer
and leftist politician Hella Wuolijoki (1886-1954) and how she describes it in her memoirs.
This awakening happened in her garden in Walga, in 1906 during the aftermath of the First Russian revolution of 1905.

Roma Mountain was filmed during the years 2017-2021 in Valga/ Valka, on the border of Latvia and Estonia.
One of the film's storylines follows the changes in the landscape of Wuolijoki's early life.