Päivi Kapiainen-Heiskanen is a Finnish doc film director and producer with background in journalism and cross media. She has a master degree in journalism and has studies languages. She works as a CEO of the production company Mikkelin Mediaali Ltd and continues to do journalistic projects for different distribution channels.

Her four doc films give grassroot insights to Finnish society. Her film The Reindeer belong to Wind (40 min, 2016) lets the indigenous Sámi people up in Lapland tell the world about  the challenges they are facing with land use policy. When School broke out of Prison shows how small schools are being closed down in rural areas and how activists in a tiny village run a school of their own for two years on voluntary basis. Toyota and Windbreaker is a doc film about a brave entrepreneur who wants to develop her nursing home company even if international chains are knocking on her door wanting to buy it.

Päivi Kapiainen-Heiskanen

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