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The Measure of Man (2010)

Original title: Inimese mõõt

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Documentary Duration 56:00

The relations between urbanizing people and natural environment become more and more problematic. Maybe the global environmental crisis is the crisis of the increasing process of urbanizing and the crisis of our habits, expectations and values? The documentary reflects the fear that our habitual world is going to end - the ever-pulsating streets of New York City; the ancient Hsasnkeyf in Turkey, with the history reaching back to the beginning of urban culture in old Mesopotamia; the fishermen villages in Tonle Sap Lake in the heart of Cambodia; and in an ultramodern urban district in Freiburg, South-Germany. Four places in ...

Director: Marianne Kõrver

Keywords: advocate | historical monuments | antique | donkey | welfare | identity | imam | people in the street | hairdresser | river | View all »

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Main Data

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Production Firm(s) Testfilm
Film Category Documentary, Problem oriented
Text / Dialogue Estonian, English, Turkish
Subtitles Estonian
Duration 56:00

First releases

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  • in cinema: 31.03.2011, kino Artis, Tallinn, Estonia
  • on television: 19.10.2011, ETV, Estonia

Festivals, awards, nominations

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  • Award, Cinema Planeta Environmental International Film Festival (Cuernavaca, Mexico), 2011, Audience Award
  • Prize, Matsalu Nature Film Festival (Estonia), 2011, International competition - Jury's Special Prize
  • Participation, Barcelona International Environmental Film Festival (Spain), 2011, Competition programme

Partners and Sponsors

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