The Light of Darkness

Finnish impressions of endless days and nights

SWR / NDR / DLF / YLE / ABC / 2009 – 50:00


‘The most important thing about darkness is to be in peace.’ The people of Finland live through long, dark winters where the sun does not appear for months. They have developed ways of coping, like using artificial sun lamps inside or swimming under the ice. Yet in fighting the darkness have they lost touch with nature and increased their chances of depression, alcoholism and suicide?

text of the radio play (PDF)

Author and Director: Jean-Claude Kuner
Broadcast: ABC / 5 June 2010

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