This is a first promo from "Under the Red Star" from the first 9 day shoot that took place 21 June to 1st July 2010. The film stars Finnish actors Jussi Nikkila and Elena Leeve. Music for the promos generously provided by Ari Lahdekorpi from his CD "Letters From Karelia". DOP Harvey LaRocque. “Under the Red Star” written and directed by Kelly Saxberg and produced by Ron Harpelle of Franco Finn Films, is a feature length docu-drama, in Finnish and English, about the lively culture and politics at the heart of Canada’s most vibrant labour hall. In 1910, a group of Finnish immigrants built the Finnish Labour Temple in Thunder Bay, Ontario. In its early days it was inseparably linked to the radical politics of Canadian labour and the left. The Big Finn Hall was a place where Finnish immigrant culture and politics sparked many of the most tumultuous episodes in Canadian labour history. This film will integrate archival footage, photos and fictionalized scenes to bring to life the Hall’s dramatic past.
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