A movie about survival and a bullied victim who overcame the mind of a mass murderer.
27 January 2017
White Rage has been granted the Green Rose award at Jaipur International Film Festival. The criteria for the awarded film was “film that gives a global message”. White Rage, which puts school bullying and school shootings into juxtaposition, was competing in the category of Feature Documentaries.
The 9th Jaipur International Film Festival was organised in Jaipur, India on January 7th-11th. It is the world’s fastest growing film festival and during the past few years, it has received entries from over a hundred different countries.
White Rage has continued to impress on the festival circuit for over a year now. The tour has included the highly considered Thessaloniki Documentary Film Festival, Sheffield Doc/Fest, One World Film Festival, Beirut Karama Human Rights Festival and Reykjavik International Film Festival, amongst others. At Millennium Docs Against Gravity Festival in Warsaw, Halonen received a special mention for the film in the new Fiction / Non-Fiction category.
White Rage was premiered as the opening film of the Finnish Rokumentti film festival in November, after which it was released to wide theatrical distribution. As part of a school campaign, created in collaboration with the Finnish Association for Mental Health and Koulukino ry, the film has also been screened to a number of students all over Finland. The film achieved to raise discussion and awareness about its theme, and also contributed to initiating a legislation bill that aims to prevent school bullying.
The international distribution and sales agent for White Rage is the Swiss First Hand Films, which is one of the most distinguished European documentary film distributors. The film’s crew includes Peter Flinckenberg and Mika Orasmaa as the cinematographers, Kirka Sainio as the sound designer and composer, as well as Otto Heikola and Arto Halonen as the editors.
Please find below the links to websites for the international distributor and the festivals:
Jaipur International Film Festival: http://www.jiffindia.org
Art Films Production’s Web Page: http://www.artfilmsproduction.com/en/
White Rage Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/valkoinenraivo/
First Hand Films: http://www.firsthandfilms.com/#new-films
09 May 2016
25 April 2016
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.
16 March 2016
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."
26 February 2016
Arto Halonen’s film White Rage has been selected to two important European documentary film festivals.
26 October 2015
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.
29 September 2015
The official movie poster of White Rage is now available. The premiere for the movie in Finland is November 27th, 2015.
20 August 2015
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.
18 August 2015
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.
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.