Grey Logs is an alternative art-archaeological documentation of the Second World War German military occupation sites in the Finnish Lapland and a dance research focusing on the story of Elsa Puolanne (1906-1996). Summer 1944 Puolanne-group was toured through Lapland. For a lack of archival footage or eye witnesses, the film explores an alternative archaeology. Combining dance, nazi drawings and artefacts, the slowly decomposing prisoners of war camps in Lapland are reinterpreted. The film investigates lasting impacts of the war and a possibility to reach memories of 'others'.
Director and cinematographer: Pieter-Jan Van Damme Choreography and dance: Suvi Tuominen Sound design: Tony Sikström Supported by: Arts Promotion Centre Lapland Thank you Lapland's Dark Heritage project, especially Vesa-Pekka Herva and Oula Seitsonen for your endless support.