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Road to School (2012)

Original title (in Estonian): "Koolitee"

Students film Duration 21:26

A 14-student historic Metsküla Primary School, located in a tiny village at the Matsalu National Park is facing what might be the most tragic event for the local community – closure. Not merely a question of convenience but rather survival, the locals have made it their priority to save the village school hook or by crook. With over 400 grade schools in Estonia it remains a question whether the cries of a small community are heard or they are already battling for a lost cause

Director: Madis Veltman

Keywords: events in the field of education | civil society | headmaster | schoolchildren | rural school | small community | View all »

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Videos (1)

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Main Data

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Production Firm(s) Balti Filmi- ja Meediakooli meediaosakond
Film Category Students film, Documentary
Text / Dialogue Estonian
Subtitles English
Duration 21:26


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Producer Ingrid Teesalu
Director Madis Veltman
Screenwriter Madis Veltman
Cinematographer Ingrid Teesalu
Sound Designer Ingrid Teesalu
Editor Madis Veltman

First releases

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  • at other places: 24.05.2012, BFM classroom, Tallinn, Estonia
  • on television: 13.11.2013, ETV2, Estonia

Festivals, awards, nominations

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  • Award, Best of BFM - BOB (Tallinn, Estonia), 2013, Best TV show

Partners and Sponsors

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