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Ambassador of Setomaa (2012)

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Documentary | Students film Duration 30:00

On either side of a disputed and un-ratified border between Estonia and Russia lies the land of the Seto people, Setomaa (meaning "Land of Wars" in the Seto language). Nowadays there are approximately 10 000 Setos left in the World.
Valli who has grown up in a proper Seto family in Pechorsky District has been living in Tallinn, the capital of Estonia, for the last 40 years. According to her bloodline she is the fifth generation Seto folk singer. Besides her day-to-day work at Äripäev Publishing Valli continues to keep the traditions of singing and playing the garmon alive.
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Director: Mirjam Matiisen

Keywords: bus trip | crowd in a bus | mother-daughter relationship | performance | identiteedi säilitamine | church service | religious services | church minister | home | reunions | View all »

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Main Data

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Production Firm(s) Alasti Kino
Film Category Documentary, Students film
Text / Dialogue Estonian, FILM_LANGUAGE_ET_SETU, Russian
Subtitles Estonian, English
Duration 30:00

First releases

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  • in cinema: 13.11.2012, Cinema Artis, Tallinn, Estonia
  • on television: 21.11.2012, ETV, Estonia

Festivals, awards, nominations

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  • Participation, Blue Sea Film Festival (Rauma, Finland), 2013
  • Participation, Pärnu International Documentary and Anthropology Film Festival (Estonia), 2013

Partners and Sponsors

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