This educational video tells about the history of Finland through the eyes of one family. It describes the development of the Finnish society from the beginning of the 20th century to the present.
In the beginning of the 20th century Finland was a poverty-stricken country dependent on agriculture, and not yet an independent state, but an autonomous part of the Russian Empire.
How exactly did Finland become the kind of modern welfare state it is today? The subject is approached through the history of one imaginary family, The Virtanens. Many families in Finland share a similar past.
The video is available in Finnish and seven other languages: Arabic, English, Farsi, Kurdish (Sorani), Somali, Thai and Russian.
The video is part of Uusimaa ELY Centre's Home in Finland project in 2017, partly funded by the ESF and created by Wacky Tie Films Oy.
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