History Bleeds Under Your Fingernails -trailer

a film piece | 7 min 20 sec | 2016 “ We say ignorance is bliss. And you want to ask – to whom.“ We used to believe that being left handed could lead to criminality, stupidity, immoral behaviour. So we tried to educate our children not to use that hand. History bleeds under your…Read more History Bleeds Under Your Fingernails -trailer


Primus tempus

a filmic collage | 5 minutes | 2014 music by Jari Suominen Reorganized fragments of television commercials create an illusion that is different from the original clips. The images are still enchanting and appealing, but lack a direct connection to the product. The context and interpretation become more vague and open.  


short experimental film | 2 min 45 s | 2013 From monday morning to friday evening. Realisation Sini Liimatainen & Azar Saiyar Sound design Sakari Luhtala A cinematic survey about time and how we handle it. The interviews were conducted during one Saturday afternoon in a shopping center. Super 8mm material was shot at one…Read more Ring


documentary | 22 min | 2010 Between places. Between people. Helsinki-Tehran is a cinematic study on immigration and memory – on the shared verbal and nonverbal knowledge and emotional understanding which travels with displaced people from one generation to another. The film uses various cinematic styles and techniques. Director: Azar Saiyar Cinematography: Sini Liimatainen, Olli…Read more Helsinki-Tehran