Director: Selma Vilhunen
Playing with hobbyhorses is a traditional children’s activity, but today’s Finnish teenagers have created a versatile hobby around it, raising the scene to a whole new level. Hobbyhorse Revolution is a refreshing look at the coming of age of young women who transformed their passion into an
empowering tool and created a community to stand up to the world. Through their conviction, love and special revolution, three young girls, Aisku, Elsa and Alisa invite us all to find our very own hobbyhorses. The hobbyists’ are unofficially organised, working on a voluntary basis. In one hand they are active online with their Instagram accounts, blogs and forums while on the other they practise the sport by exercising outdoors in woods and parks - and they are serious. They are an ever-growing group that trains determinedly and organises nationwide competitions. Every handcrafted hobbyhorse has its own name and personality. The age range of hobbyists’ is continuously expanding with the eldest now over 20 years old. The hobbyhorse fever is now spreading abroad as well.
The film is screened in the original language with Belarussian subtitles