Elina Talvensaari (b.1978) is an anthropologist-turned-flmmaker from Helsinki, Finland. Her background in anthropology is often present in her films as a distant gaze questioning our own thoughts and habits. Her short flm How to pick berries opened at 67th Venice Film Festival and was nominated for EFA’s best short film 2012. It has won various prizes at flm festivals worldwide and has been recognized also by fine art institutions such as MoMa in New York. Purity and Danger is Talvensaari’s graduation film from Aalto University. As How to pick berries, the flm has been written together with a Berlin-based photographer-writer Mauro Fariñas.