DOKKINO is an annual, nationwide documentary film screening tour for children and youth that is organized by DocPoint-elokuvatapahtumat ry. The event introduces 10-16-year-old viewers to the world of creative documentary film and strives to promote the statue of documentary film as a tool for learning.
The year 2017 marks the 16th year of DOKKINO, which has evolved from screenings aimed at children and youth during DocPoint – Helsinki Documentary Film Festival into Europe’s largest national documentary film event for children and youth. In 2017, DOKKINO expanded to nineteen cities in total, which resulted in record-breaking attendance figures as 18 814 pupils and teachers attended DOKKINO screening around Finland.
The films are curated around an annual theme and screened in two series: one for primary schools (grades 4-6) and the other for secondary schools. The films in each series are selected with the appropriate age group in mind. DOKKINO introduces international, high-quality documentaries that are not otherwise available in Finland.
DOKKINO also offers film workshops and supports media education in schools by providing teachers with educational materials to accompany the film experience. The materials enable more in-depth discussion on the themes of the films and on documentary film as an art form.
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