A campaign launched Tuesday on the Finnish crowdfunding platform mesenaatti.me about Esko Ketola. At 72, Ketola is a four-time world powerlifting champion who, despite his age and the potential risk to his health, refuses to give up the dream of winning a fifth championship.
The documentary titled Teräsvaari wants to follow Ketola on his journey.
The 95-day campaign hopes to raise €12,000 but has a minimum goal of €3,000. Thus far the campaign has raised €90 from four funders.
“Only soft gives up,” Ketola said in the video below.
This documentary is being made by a team of University of Tampere Applied Sciences (TAMK) Film and Television students. Director Janiv Oskar is Ketola’s grandson.
Visit terasvaaridokumentti.com to learn more.