Hanging Out – an ethnographic film (19’47)


Temporary labour migration of skilled professionals is increasing in various parts of the world. Often, such expatriates are accompanied by their children but very little is known of their views and experiences. In her ethnographic research project, Korpela investigated the views and experiences of such children and youth in Finland. During her fieldwork, she filmed a group of 14-year-old boys on their free time in a Finnish town. The film is a reflexive story of this collaborative film project. The film tells about the boys’ freetime activities; the good times they have together and their social interactions with each other and with the researcher. The film also shows the boys’ reflections on their lives and experiences as “foreigners” in a Finnish town.