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April 11 Nordic Film Is "Backwood Philosopher"

HANCOCK, MI -The Finlandia University Finnish American Heritage Center will resume its Nordic Film Series with a screening of the Finnish film, "Backwood Philosopher," on Thursday, April 11, at 2:00 and 6:00 p.m.

Based on a novel by Finnish writer Veikko Huovinen and released in 2009, "Backwood Philosopher" (Havukka-Ahon Ajattelija) tells the story of two university biologists and an uneducated but smart lumberjack who set out on a journey through the remote backwoods of eastern Finland.

Along the way, they explore and learn new things about science, history, and human nature. The film offers arresting cinematography of the natural world.

The film is free and open to the public. It is presented in Finnish with English subtitles.

The Finnish American Heritage Center is located at 435 Quincy Street, Hancock.

For information, call 906-487-7505.