AMBASSADORS

Jouko Aaltonen
Finland 2003 | 57 Min. | BetaSP, OmeU
Q&A with:
Jouko Aaltonen

What does it mean to be a nomad? To move from one place to anoth­er to get your liveli­hood. To live in cir­cum­stances beyond your con­trol. To be a member in a group which shares common rit­u­als, beliefs and even common lan­guage. Diplo­mats are a tribe of their own; they are the modern nomads. AMBASSADORS is a doc­u­men­tary film about west­ern diplo­mats lead­ing a spe­cial way of life in devel­op­ing coun­tries out­side Europe. The film fol­lows the life and work of one family, the Lind­holms. Glen is the Ambas­sador of Fin­land in New Delhi, expe­ri­enced diplo­mat with a long career in the third world. His wife Tuovi is trained as a lab­o­ra­to­ry nurse, but now ded­i­cat­ed to be the wife of a diplo­mat – which is hard work.