Real bridge-builder became Finland’s first female government minister
Miina Sillanpää rose from poverty to become one of the first women in the Finnish Parliament and an influential social advocate who helped the cause of women, the elderly and the disadvantaged. Finnish flags fly on October 1 in memory of her contributions.
Radical liberty: Finnish director Alli Haapasalo’s movie Girl Picture lets girls be girls
In Girl Picture, three teenage girls say and do what they want – without suffering any retribution. While directing the film, Alli Haapasalo realised how incredibly rare that kind of freedom is in movie plots. We talk with her about making films in Finland.
Greater connectivity is on the horizon. Have a look at how 6G will, over the next decade, affect everything from digitalisation to carbon goals, and see how Finnish companies and academics are contributing.