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Evald's Acre (1994)

Original title: Evaldimaa


"EVALD’S ACRE” is a loving portrait of the Estonian pastor and teacher Evald Saag and his wife Emmi. Occupying armies have come from East and West, but Evald’s acre remains a clearing of peace in the Estonian forest. Yet this peace is not the inactivity of old age; there is always work to be done; the hard tasks of daily survival and the teacher’s vocation of giving wisdom to the young. Evald and Emmi have never been silenced and will never retire. Their life’s sport has been to playfully resist every attempt to stop them from working.

Director: Kersti Uibo

Main Data

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Production Firm(s) National Film and Television School
Film Category Documentary
Text / Dialogue Estonian


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Producer Kersti Uibo
Director Kersti Uibo
Screenwriter Kersti Uibo
Cinematographer Pentti Keskimäki

First releases

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  • on television: 23.11.1997, ETV, Estonia

Festivals, awards, nominations

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  • Award, Pärnu International Documentary and Anthropology Film Festival (Estonia), 1995, Grand Prize for the best film of the festival
  • Participation, Cinema du Reel - International Documentary Film Festival (Paris, France) , 1997, Retrospective programme: Meet the Baltic Countries - Estonia
  • Participation, Ljubljana Documentary Film Festival (Slovenia), 2007

Partners and Sponsors

  • Kultuuriministeerium
  • EFI
  • Eesti Kultuurkapital
  • ERR
  • Rahvusarhiiv
  • BFM
  • Kinoliit
  • Eesti Filmiajakirjanike ühing
  • Tallinnfilm