Priest. Punk. Anarchist.

Documentary film Priest. Punk. Anarchist. opens up a new perspectives on religion and anarchism. The protagonist Nuusa is not only a young female pastor, she is also a punk and a devoted anarchist. She sings loud hard core punk. Nuusa wants to change the church. She wants that the church will return to its anarchist roots.
Here is a music video by Nuusa's hc-punk band called Seurat:

  • Olli Laine
    Homeland Kosovo-Finland
  • Olli Laine
    Homeland Kosovo-Finland
  • Ari Lehikoinen
  • Antti Isoaho
  • Petteri Lappalainen
  • Nuusa Parkkinen
    Key Cast
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Pappi. Punkkari. Anarkisti.
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    26 minutes 45 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    October 25, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    40,000 USD
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  • Kino Regina
    October 25, 2019
    Finnish premiere
  • Social Issues & Human Stories Film Event
    November 10, 2019
    Social Issues & Human Stories Film Event - Official Selection
  • Oulu International Youth Film Festival
    November 18, 2019
    Oulu International Children and Youth Film Official Selection
  • Close:Up San Francisco Short Film Festival
    San Franciso
    United States
    March 25, 2021
    North American Premiere
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  • Yleisradio
Director Biography - Olli Laine

Olli Laine (born 1976) is a Finnish filmmaker who has directed TV-series, documentaries and short films 15 years. His films usually depict marginal people, societies under pressure or facing dramatic changes.

Olli Laine’s latest documentary film PRIEST. PUNK. ANARCHIST.
(27 min, 2019, Finland) is a portrait of young female priest who is also a passionate punk rocker and a devoted anarchist.
Laine’s best known documentary film, HOMELAND KOSOVO-FINLAND
(74 min, 2018, Finland), a story about a refugee family, was a success in Finland. The short documentary SKOLT ROCK IN LAPLAND
(15 min, 2010, Finland) won the first prize in Chicago International Children’s Film Festival in 2010.

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Director Statement

I am active in punk scene and I see a lot of punk gigs. I have always been interested about Anarchism. On the other and, even I am not religious, I have also been interested about Jesus as a cultural person. I was teenager when I first realized that Jesus were very anarchistic in his behavior. When I met Nuusa in 2017 it was very first time I met a religious priest who was a serious anarchistic but still following Jesus. I understood instantaneously that this is a story I want to tell. By making documentary films I always want to increase understanding in all sides of society.