Five Fragments of the Extinct Empathy (2011)

Short documentary film, 2011 & video installation 2012, duration 7min

A short film and five channel video installation screenwritten and directed by Anna Nykyri

In recent years, human rights organizations have repeatedly criticized the Nordic countries, Finland in particular, for their unwieldy response to violence against women. Research shows that the majority of sexual and other kinds of violence against women takes place in intimate relationships, within the private sphere. Five Fragments of the Extinct Empathy is a short documentary about the lack of empathy for and violence against women in Finland.

In collaboration with: film production company October, The Promotion Centre for Audiovisual Culture AVEK/ Media art, Finnish Culture Foundation, Arts Council of Finland, Finnish Academy of Fine Arts, Amnesty International and UN Women.

Winner of the Best Short Documentary Film Award in Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Film Festival 2012. The five-channel video installation version of the work is in the collections of Helsinki Art Museum, Finland.

Shooting format: s16mm (& television archive material)

Screening format: DCP, DigiBeta, DVD