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Crimean teacher (2009)

Original title: Krimmi õpetaja

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Documentary Duration 53:00

Crimean teacher

In August 2008, a 23-year-old reporter Tiina Rekand working for the newspaper "Postimees", went to teach children with Estonian roots Estonian language at Aleksandrovka Secondary School in Crimea, Ukraine. She started to live in the house of Rita Kuusk-Kadilkina, the chairwoman of Estonian Society in Krasnodarka village. Rita is a descendant of Estonians who emigrated from Järva county, Estonia to Crimea in 1860s. As she defines herself: "I am a Crimean-Estonian". In the year of 2008, there are still people in Krasnodarka who speak Estonian when they meet.

On ka paarkümmend last, kellele meeldib eestikeelseid laule laulda. Neid on lastele ...

Director: Vahur Laiapea

Keywords: officials | opinions | Estonian colonies | Estonian language | learning Estonian language | first day of school | riding a bicycle | cemetery | cats | sledging | View all »

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Main Data

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Production Firm(s) Ikoon
Film Category Documentary
Text / Dialogue Estonian, Russian
Voiceower Estonian
Subtitles Estonian
Duration 53:00

Crew

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Producer Vahur Laiapea
Director Vahur Laiapea
Cinematographer Vahur Laiapea
Composer Liisa Hirsch
Editor Urmas Sepp

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