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Charm of Sacred Groves (2013)

Original title: Hiite lummus

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Documentary Duration 60:00

There are more than 800 known grove sites in Estonia, the ancient holy places of nature. Groves were protected by the religious customs of rural people and its natural environment stayed intact. This way, every grove formed into an original ecosystem due to local conditions of climate, water and soil. Many groves are well-preserved today, some of them, however, are completely gone except a few landscape marks left behind of its existence. The main value of Estonian nature gradually opens up - the variety of the nature surrounding us. Unfortunately, we are not always able to understand the value as ...

Director: Rein Maran

Keywords: springs | groves | grove sites | grove trees | lynx | people by the sacrificial spring | junipers | birch | village swing site | cult sites | View all »

Photos and Galleries (22)

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Main Data

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Production Firm(s) Gaviafilm
Film Category Documentary, Nature
Text / Dialogue Estonian
Duration 60:00


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Producer Rein Maran
Director Rein Maran
Screenwriter Rein Maran
Cinematographer Rein Maran | Tõnu Talpsep | Ants Tammik
Composer Pärt Uusberg
Sound Designer Tiina Andreas
Editor Margit Maran
Content Editor Margit Maran

First releases

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  • in cinema: 20.03.2013, kino Artis (Tallinn), Estonia
  • in cinema: 26.03.2013, kino Cinamon (Tartu), Estonia

Festivals, awards, nominations

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  • Participation, World Film Festival (Tartu, Estonia), 2013, Festivali avafilm

Partners and Sponsors

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