Docpoint – Helsinki Documentary Film Festival


2022 The Fringe Segment

The Fringe Segment

Director: Lauri Autere

Producer: Samu Soini / Filmloop Oy

A childhood friends rise to lead a radical racist movement awakens director Lauri Autere’s need to understand where extremism stems from. The focus is on the so-called fringe segment, a special ecosystem consisting of Finnish hardline extra-parliamentary nationalists.  

What is the internal motive for their actions? What fascinates them about radical racism? What is the worldview from which this ideology emerges from?