Huutajat (2003)

Genres - Culture & Society, Music  |   Sub-Genres - Biography, Sociology, Vocal Music  |   Run Time - 73 min.  |   Countries - Denmark, Finland  |  
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Finnish filmmaker Mika Ronkainen directs the bizarre documentary Huutajat (also known as Screaming Men). The film follows conductor Petri Sirviö, the leader of the Mieskuoro Huutajat (Men's Choir Shouters). Sirviö leads his screaming choir throughout Finland, France, Japan, and Iceland for several concerts. Screaming Men was shown at festivals in Sheffield, Edinburgh, and Marseilles before making its U.S. debut at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival.

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charisma, choir, conductor [music], creativity, eccentric, Finland, on-the-road, scream, social-satire, stubbornness, wit