A Film by Arto Halonen

White Rage

Now in Theaters

A movie about survival and a bullied victim who overcame the mind of a mass murderer.


  • White Rage is part of Yle's new Classic Documentaries collection

    White Rage is part of Yle's new Classic Documentaries collection that collects together some of the nationally significant documentaries of the past decades.

    The first 15 documentary films were published 31.5.2021 and the collection will have more documentaries to come in Fall 2021.

    The films are now available for streaming on Yle Areena website (available only in Finland region).

  • Halonen was awarded a Certificate of Appreciation


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    Manaki Brothers film festival and Skopje's Inner Wheel Club awarded Arto Halonen a diploma of honor for his significant work regarding tolerance. Halonen's White Rage movie has had special screenings for students in in North Macedonia, and it has furthered discussion on preventing school bullying and discrimination.

    The diploma was handed to Halonen by the festival director Gena Teodosievska (on the right) and Maja Babíc (on the left) from Inner Wheel Club.


  • White Rage awarded at Millennium Docs Against Gravity -festival in Warsaw

    Arto Halonen’s White Rage was awarded at Millennium Docs Against Gravity film festival in Warsaw on Saturday. Millennium Docs Against Gravity, held for the 13th time this year, is one of the most distinguished documentary film festivals in Europe, attended by over 40 000 people in 2015.

  • White Rage DVD now available in stores!

  • Screenings of White Rage at film festivals in Sheffiled and Warsaw

  • Cinematographer of White Rage, Peter Flinckenberg, payed attention to in Variety

    Finnish cinematographer Peter Flinckenberg is mentioned on the American entertainment magazine Variety's list of 10 cinematographers to watch. Flinckenberg, along with the talented Mika Orasmaa, was responsible for the cinematography of White Rage, as well. 

  • White Rage influenced a new bill proposed by a Member of the Finnish Parliament

  • White Rage got Art Promotion Centre Finland's quality support!

    Arts Promotion Centre Finland has allocated quality support for the film White Rage. On giving reason for the decision the council wrote: "An ambitiously made film describes meritoriously how violence can create violence."

  • White Rage selected to Thessaloniki International Film Festival and One World Film Festival

    Arto Halonen’s film White Rage has been selected to two important European documentary film festivals.

  • The Finnish Psychological Association’s blog: “In my opinion, White Rage as a concept is well justified. - - I think every psychologist and psychology students should see this film.

  • White Rage has been selected as an opening film to Rokumentti Film Festival

    Rokumentti Film Festival has selected White Rage as its opening film. This will also be the film's world premiere. The screening will take place on November 11th 2015 in Joensuu and the director Arto Halonen is also present.

  • White Rage in theaters 27.11.2015

    The official movie poster of White Rage is now available. The premiere for the movie in Finland is November 27th, 2015.

  • A tour against bullying

    Together with the film Art Films production, VLMedia, The Finnish Association of Mental Health and The School Cinema Association are organising a tour focusing on the importance of early and faster intervention with bullying, as well as the meaning of mental health work and social work. Tour dates and places will be released later on.

  • White Rage coming to cinemas by the end of the year!

    White Rage, the documentary film produced by Art Films production and directed by Arto Halonen, is coming to the screens by the end of 2015.

White Rage

This is the story of Lauri, and through him the story of other victims of both school bullying and a separate childhood trauma: victims full of white rage, which may lead to school shootings and other extreme acts of violence. The film is also about our society: a society without sufficient understanding or desire to address the emergence of school violence. Later on Lauri became an academic researcher and respected scientist specialised in human aggression and violence. Yet when he was growing up he experienced extreme bullying. At two points – as a teen and again as a university student – he began to develop serious fantasies about committing mass murder. The documentary goes through Lauri's life journey; how he became a carrier of white rage and how he survived this heavy burden by recognizing it and taking to action.