Permission to Fall
The immigrant children of Eastern Finland’s reception center are delighted! They get to learn how to ski in the International Cross Country skiing school. The story follows children getting their first skis, learning the basics and heading out for a big hill. Until it’s time to head for the first cross-country skiing contest. In this competition everybody wins.
Einari Paakkanen graduated as a Bachelor of Arts from the Turku University of Applied Sciences (Arts Academy), and did his Master’s degree in Documentary Directing in Barcelona. Paakkanen has directed both fiction and documentary films. Paakkanen has made a long career as a location manager.