The Nature of My Heart
The Nature of My Heart is a film about passionate love with nature. A journey to the roots of the passion takes us to the backwoods of Finland. On our way, we encounter eccentric fellows, who have devoted their lives to nature. While the wild no longer belongs to our circle of life, it has become a source of personal freedom, a playground of our playful imagination.
Jaakko Ruuska , born in Savonlinna, Finland in 1981, is Helsinki based filmmaker, performance and fine artist. He received MA degree in Documentary filmmaking from the Aalto University (ELO Film School Helsinki) in 2012. The Nature of My Heart is Ruuska’s first medium-length documentary. The major themes of Ruuska’s work are otherness, nature and body and documentary has been a guiding method of his artistic work. Ruuska is a member of live arts group Other Spaces and has participated their performances, including Olives & Stones, performed in Venice Biennale in 2013.