Janne Niskala

Finnish filmmaker Janne Niskala is better known as a producer. Eatnameamet – Our Silent Struggle, produced by Niskala, delved into Sami policies of the Finnish government and the struggle of the Sami people. Niskala’s newest film is Hockey Dreams, which is his second film as a director. The documentary follows the coach of South Korea’s ice hockey team as he prepares the team for the 2018 Winter Olympics amidst pressure from the South Korean society. Niskala co-directed the film with Oskari Pastila. The film is taking part in DocPoint’s National Competition.

Watch Janne Niskala’s and Oskari Pastila’s Q&A below. The video is in Finnish.