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Silent Surrender (2010)

Original title: Ma elasin Eesti Vabariigis

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Documentary Duration 61:48

What does it feel to live in the turbulent times as a ten-year-old, in the country that one day thrives and the next day will disappear from the world map? The pivotal times of the year 1939 both for Estonia and the whole world changed history. The filmmakers examine the events side by side with the memories of the children of the era. Family photos, newspaper cuts, dramatic archival excerpts, memories of elderly people who used to be children at that time - all of this reflect the tragic events of 1939 and the silent destruction of the Republic of ...

Director: Liina Triškina-Vanhatalo

Keywords: newspaper printing | newspaper office | historical treatment | tragedy of an era | annexing | agreement of military bases between Estonia and Soviet Union in 1939 | Baltic Germans | migration of Baltic Germans | celebration of the anniversary of the Republic of Estonia | President of the Republic of Estonia | View all »

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Main Data

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Production Firm(s) Allfilm
Film Category Documentary, Observation
Text / Dialogue Estonian
Subtitles Estonian, English, Russian
Duration 61:48

First releases

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  • in cinema: 6.05.2010, Coca Cola Plaza, Tallinn, Estonia
  • on television: 23.08.2011, ETV, Estonia
  • in cinema: 2.02.2011, cinema Kino K-13, Helsinki, Finland

Festivals, awards, nominations

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  • Award, EstDocs - Estonian Documentary Film Festival (Toronto, Canada), 2010, Audience Award

Partners and Sponsors

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