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Plays in Shorts Program: The Ties that Bind
Sunday, June 16
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg Center

555 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20001

Je m’appelle Mariia


Juho Reinikainen


Hedi NIkzad, Aalto University, ELO Film School Finland


James Coker


Iris Kärkkäinen, Juho Reinikainen

A bittersweet and heartwarming road movie about a Ukrainian mother and daughter, Liubov and Mariia, who depart their newly adopted wintery hometown of Somero and start on a European journey toward Mariia’s big dream of visiting Paris and studying in France.

Director, Je m'appelle Mariia

Juho Reinikainen studies documentary film at the Aalto University, School of Arts, Design and Architecture, Department of Film, Television and Scenography. Je m’appelle Mariia is his graduation work.