The world is on the brink of catastrophe, but if we lose our hope in a better future, what remains?
A young man is shooting people from a rooftop in downtown Helsinki. An unsuspecting mother is confronted with a horrifying scenario she's powerless to stop. A sister can only watch events unfold from afar. Over the course of a day, one family fractures and with lives at stake each member is forced to examine everything that brought them to this moment. But this crisis goes beyond their small lives; Aslak is not the only boy on a rooftop with a gun today. He is part of an international group set on stopping environmental disaster by killing as many of those they deem responsible - first-world citizens - as possible.
Can a desperate mother reconcile her complicated feelings towards her profoundly disillusioned son and reach him in time to avert a catastrophe? This is the story of the lives on the brink and finding hope in the face of despair.
Elina Hirvonen is a Finnish writer, journalist and documentary filmmaker. When I Forgot (2005), her debut novel, was shortlisted for a Torch-bearer award. Her first documentary feature film, Paradise: Three Journeys in this World (2007), won several awards in international festivals around the world.