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Escaping Realities 2017
Hobbyhorse Revolution Selma Vilhunen

Mariam aka Aisku is a prize winning athlete. She sacrifices a lot for her sport and she takes the risk of being laughed at. She specialises in hobbyhorsing.

Hobbyhorse Revolution

Documentary Film
Finland
2017
90 minutes
subtitles: 
English

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Elli Toivoniemi, Venla Hellstedt
Selma Vilhunen
Henrik Oja
Sari Aaltonen, Selma Vilhunen
Okku Nuutilainen
Selma Vilhunen, Okku Nuutilainen
Christoffer Demby
Mariam aka Aisku is a prize winning athlete. She sacrifices a lot for her sport, where she performs at championship level, and she takes the risk of being laughed at. She specialises in hobbyhorsing. Aisku also works as a coach. One of her charges, Elsa, reveals quite openly how this unusual hobby helps her cope with difficult times. Many other young women and girls like her demonstrate in this film that hobbyhorsing is not a children’s game but a means to recharge one’s batteries, gain recognition and experience the feeling of belonging. “Respect to the hobbyhorses!”

Kim Busch