Directed by: Amir Arsames Escandari
Original Title: Tuulensieppaajat
Genres: Documentary
Written by: Amir Arsames Escandari
Produced by: Miia Haavisto
Production Company: Helsinki Filmi Oy
Production year: 2014
Release year: 2014
Country: Finland
Language: Portuguese, English, German
Subtitled Versions: English
Duration: 92 min & 52 min
Format: DCP


Djan, William, Ricardo and Biscoito live in the favelas in Sao Paulo. They are four young men with a drive and inspired vision to make a difference. They are street artists with a mission. They climb the highest buildings, at huge personal risk, in the most unlikely places to paint their slogans and messages. Often called anarchists or criminals, they prefer to call themselves soldiers. When invited to Berlin, in recognition of their artistic work, no one can suspect what they are about to do. Their belief in pushing the boundaries, of defying laws or standards, can only end up landing them in hot water. For all their adventure, their recognition and good intentions, there is, ultimately, a price to pay.


IDFA 2014 Competition for First Appearance

DocPoint, Helsinki 2014 Official Selection

Tampere Film Festival 2014 Official Selection

International Documentary Film Festival 2014 Official Selection

Gothenburg International Film Festival 2015 Dragon Award Nominee - Best Nordic Documentary Section

Cleveland International Film festival 2015 Standing up Competition

One World, Prague 2015 Main Competition

One World Romania 2015 Main Award

Festival International du Film d'Aubagne Best Direction

Jussi Award 2015 Best Cinematography

Jussi Nominations 2015 Best Documentary, Best Sound

Mostra Int'l Film Festival, Sao Paulo 2015