Photo: Your Garbage is Their Gold, dir. Marco Batta glia, Gianluca Donati, Laura Schimmenti ja Andrea Zulini

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The 2012 DocPoint festival takes place across Helsinki cinemas 24-29 January.

In January, the 11th DocPoint Helsinki Documentary Film Festival will be screening a series of documentary films exploring good and bad design at Kiasma Theatre. The series forms part of the World Design Capital Helsinki 2012 programme.

The series, with the working title Design & Garbage, seeks to examine design in the broadest sense, from typography to urban planning, and to demonstrate the vital role high-quality design plays in the smooth running not just of our everyday lives but of society as a whole; it is thanks to bad design that we are drowning in plastic and other discarded disposable goods.

The programme includes Your Garbage Is Their Gold (2012, Directors: Marco Battaglia, Gianluca Donati, Laura Schimmenti and Andrea Zulini) and How Are You (2011, Director: Jannik Splidsboel) from Denmark. The former turns its attention to the mountains of rubbish piled on the streets of Palermo in Sicily and the vicious circle of recycling, corruption and greed that lies beneath them. The latter records the creative process of an artist couple, known for their provocative works, as they design a pavilion for the Venice Biennale, where the objects on display reflect the current state of western society

Programme in Kiasma Theatre

Wed 25.1.
17.00 Anna minulle aatos (Swati Goyal), Peti (Mikko Aliranta), Yksin maailmassa (Mari Pasula), Lintu toiselta taivaalta (Katja Lautamatti)
19.15 Antwerp (Peter Van Goethem), Nigger (Antonio Martino)
Thu 26.1.
14.30 Organ (Tuukka Harala), Tissit (Amanda Stavén, Hilla Samola), Hypermarket Nation (Paula Korva), Soppa (Maira Dobele)
17.00 Big Boys Gone Bananas! (Fredrik Gertten)
19.00 Guañape Sur (János Richter ), Your Garbage is Their Gold (Andrea Zulini, Gianluca Donati, Marco Battaglia, Laura Schimmenti)
Fri 27.1.
14.30 Organ (Tuukka Harala), Tissit (Amanda Stavén, Hilla Samola), Hypermarket Nation (Paula Korva), Soppa (Maira Dobele)
17.00 How Are You (Jannik Splidsboel)
18.30 Waste Land (Lucy Walker)
20.45 Three Days and Never Again (Alexander Gutman)
Sat 28.1.
13.00 Guañape Sur (János Richter), Your Garbage is Their Gold (Andrea Zulini, Gianluca Donati, Marco Battaglia, Laura Schimmenti)
15.00 How Are You (Jannik Splidsboel)
Sun 29.1.
12.00 The Writing in the Sand, Letters to Katja (Sirkka-Liisa Konttinen)
14.45 Waste Land (Lucy Walker)
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