DocPoint pulls a record crowd of about 30,000
HELSINKI – DocPoint broke the record amount of spectators in the history of the six-day-long documentary festival with almost 30,000 visitors. The festival ended on Sunday.
The crowd-puller of the festival was ‘CITIZENFOUR’, the story of the whistle-blower Edward Snowden by the US director, Laura Poitras, which attracted almost 1,800 viewers to the cinemas.
Other foreign favourites were Christian Frein’s ‘Sleeples in New York’ and Jos de Putter’s ‘See No Evil’.
Finnish documentaries were also among the main attractions of the visitors.
‘The Land of Smiles’ (Hymyjen maa) by the director, Heikki Häkkinen, pulled the most amount spectators with three sold out showcases and ‘Leaving Africa’ by Iiris Härmä was another favourite to mention a few.