Lost in Happyland

A story about an ageing Afro-Finnish woman and her search for belonging between two extreme cultures.


The documentary tells about an ageing Afro-Finnish woman Oge Eneh who moved to Finland from Nigeria 35 years ago. She ends up in a vacuum after she was fired from her job as a cultural producer after 18 years. Oge’s story about ageing and loneliness builds a bridge to the very core of humanity: our need for love, respect and belonging. Oge’s dream has a strange name. It is called Integration. The film is spiced up with Finnish melancholy and black humour.

script and director MARITA RAINBIRD cinematography HANNU KÄKI, MARKKU LAINE editing SAMPO SAIKKONEN sound design SALLA HÄMÄLÄINEN graphic design JYRKI HANSKI producer KIRSI MATTILA production ICEBREAKER PRODUCTIONS duration 40 MINUTES

The film with Finnish and English subtitles will be ready in January 2024.

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