non-profit documentary

"A film that will stand the test of time"

"Somebody will be able to watch the documentary SISU: Family, Love and Perseverance from Finland to America 100 years from now - and get a great snapshot of Finnish American culture in the 1960s, 70s, 80s all the way up to our current time. To me that shows a great film."

- William | Michigan Tech History Professor

 

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"Wonderful"

"It was a little hard to watch because the emotions were so strong, but in the end I thought SISU: Family, Love and Perseverance from Finland to America was wonderful. You have to have sisu and go on. Sisu and faith go hand in hand."

- Kathy | Michigan

"Thank you so much for making the film."

Terve!  I am the woman you met outside Kleinhans Music Hall after I purchased your poster and video at Finnfest Buffalo.  Regretfully, we didnt have much time to speak then.  First, let me commend you on your film, SISU.  I so enjoyed it and am very glad I made the purchase. 

As a 16 year old, I was very fortunate to live in Lahti, Finland for a year as a high school exchange student.  Truly the best year of my life!  It was there that I first learned of Sisu. 

I have tried to keep the sentiment close in all that life has challenged me with since then.  Most notably, the death of my husband.  He died Dec 20, 1998 just 6 weeks after our daughter's 7th birthday.  It was during the experience of grieving and coping and adjusting that I tried to instill in her the concept of Sisu. 

I will always be grateful for the Finns for bringing that lesson into my life.  In fact, my daughter and I now have matching tattoos of Sisu!!!

Thank you so much for making the film.  I hope many treat themselves to the viewing experience and take heart of all the lessons it has to offer! 

Kiitoskia!!!!

- Allison A.

Marko Albrecht and SISU featured in Triton College Magazine

Marko Albrecht and SISU featured in Triton College Magazine

Award-winning entrepreneur, filmmaker and producer, Marko Albrecht, credits Triton as the stepping stone to his future success.

SISUfilm.org in City Magazine

SISUfilm.org in City Magazine

FINNISH AMERICAN DOCUMENTARY REVEALS the deepest essence of SISU. Marko Albrecht produced the Finnish sisu personal documentary, which tells of life, death and family.