Tale of a Library

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Tale of a Library is a documentary film made as a tribute to libraries. The documentary tells the story of the library from the late 18th century to the present day. Customers have always been the core of library services and their stories are an essential part of the documentary.

Tale of a Library is part of the 100-year independence celebrations of Finland.


Name of the Documentary: Tale of a Library (Kirjaston tarina)
Release date: 13th November 2017
Language: Finnish
Subtitles: Finnish, Swedish, English
Duration: 30 minutes
Production: Library Channel, 2017

Interviewees: Emilia Tanttu, Kastriot Bajgora, Tiina Murto, Michael Perukangas and Raimo Anttila
Filming: Panu Somerma and Mikko Helander
Editing and graphics: Mikko Helander
Script and production: Riitta Taarasti
Narrator: Aapo Rikala
Sound recording: Panu Somerma
Photo editors: Minna Suikka and Mikko Helander
Sound post production: Tuomas Kytöniemi
Music: Tuomas Kytöniemi and Tero Matikainen
Finnish subtitles: Panu Somerma
Swedish subtitles: Linda Åkerlund
English subtitles: Harri Annala
Produced by Kirjastokaista • Bibliotekskanalen • Library Channel, 2017

Leena Aaltonen, Päivi Heikkilä-Halttunen, Kirsti Kekki, Anneli Ketonen, Ilkka Mäkinen, Urpo Nylander, Jarmo Saarti, Johanna Selkee, Ville Vaarne and Seppo Verho
Asikkala Library, Entresse Library – Espoo City Library, Lahti Main Library – Lahti City Library, Möysä Elementary School – Lahti, Oulunkylä Library – Helsinki City Library, Porvoo Main Library – Porvoo City Library and Finnish Library Museum – Vaasa City Library

Tale of a Library will be published on 13th of November 2017

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