Anna-Karin Grönroos

Anna-Karin Grönroos graduated with a BA from Arcada university of applied sciences in Helsinki in 2004. She has directed a number of documentaries as well as programs for children and youth for YLE FEM. She also worked as a journalist and researcher for Min Morgon, YLE FEM's morning show. She is currently a freelance documentary director and screenwriter.


(Selected Filmography) Sibbofilmen, 2003; The Making of Beyond Enemy Lines, 2004; Send Me a Letter, 2006; The First Year, 2009; Ecopolis China, 2013.

Ecopolis China (12+)

Finland, 2013, colour, 56 min.
Director: Anna-Karin Grönroos
When one billion rural Chinese move to cities, our planet will change irreversibly. Finnish professor Eero Paloheimo and Chinese business magnate Zhang Yue are going to save the world by reinventing the city. Their utopias are very different: Zhang plans to build the tallest and most ecological building on Earth, an Eco-city in the shape of a skyscraper, built at world record speed. Paloheimo has designed a unique clean-tech test laboratory city, and struggles to get it built in a flourishing valley outside Beijing. Is the future of urban mankind in the cherry valleys of China or high up in the sky?