What is your greatest desire? It’s a question I asked the women who were present on the day of the recording. Along with their answers, I recorded their breath. Our willpower and our desires are what make us breathe, what moves us, what keeps us alive.’

‘Will’ was created as part of the ‘Audio Storytelling’ workshop in the ASA program run by Oi Futuro and British Council Brazil in 2020.

Laura Canabrava is a Brazilian singer, songwriter, actress, dancer and multi-disciplinary artist from Rio de Janeiro. She graduated in music from UNIRIO and the dance faculty from Angel Vianna. As a singer and composer, she combines different artistic languages ​​in her performance. On digital platforms, you can find your first album AIYE, the recently released EP WILL and other singles, all mixing sounds with Brazilian rhythms, added to jazz, pop or electronic.

When You’re Sleeping, I’m Awake

‘When you‘re sleeping, I’m awake’ (Kun nukut, minä valvon) explores the darkness and temporary insanity of sleepless nights.

The documentary is the winner of the 2019 Finnish Shortdox competition and Nordic Shortdox competition. The piece won the jury as well as the audience award.

Nordic Shortdox is an annual competition in which the winners of Shortdox competitions in the different Nordic countries compete against each other in producing the best, short radio documentary. In 2019, the Faroe Islands, Norway, Sweden, Finland and Denmark participated.

Suvi Tuuli Kataja is a Finnish director. She is working with new and experimental audio storytelling.