Hannu Hyvönen is a 53 year old environmentalist, campaigner, journalist
and documentarian. His pacifist radio play Ohi on was broadcast in
1985 on Yle in Finland. He has also produced a radio documentary following
indigenous peoples youth conference in Saamiland 1996.
Since 1998 he has been member of videocooperative Signs of Life which is making environmentally orientated
documentaries and educational videos. He has directed a documentary Organics for forests (2000) and is working with many ongoing
documentary projects. http://www.elonmerkki.net/en/videodoc
The first version of documentary Last yoik in Saami forests was presented in 2006. The distribution version is updated in December 2007
He is also an organic farmet and with his wife Virpi Virolainen they have one of world northests fruit tree garden and nursery in Finland.
Hannu Hyvönen is a chair of Northern Heritage Association which is seeking and selecting the local fruit tree varietys for norhern conditions.
http://pohjoinenpuutarha.net The documentary on this journey into the northern gardens is under a work.