Finland’s Security Rethink: Affecting Its Minority of Young Pacifists” takes a deep dive into the country’s growing desire to join NATO amidst the ongoing Russia-Ukraine war. What was once a taboo topic, is now supported by 75% of Finns. However, not everyone is on board with this decision.
Former soldier and President of the Finnish Reservists Association, Ilpo Pohjola, supports the bid and stresses that Finland cannot trust Russia due to past attacks. On the other hand, conscientious objector Vili Nurmi, refuses to carry out the mandatory military service and sees Finland’s accession into NATO as a mistake. As a pacifist, he is vehemently against any involvement in war and has been organizing demonstrations against NATO. This documentary explores the security rethinking of Finland and the impact it has on its young minority of pacifists.