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How I Saved Africa (2014)

Original title: Kuidas ma Aafrikat päästsin

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Documentary Duration 78:00

Siisi is an active and attractive young woman who'd have enough energy to send Estonia's first spaceship to Mars. But instead, the urge to make the world a better place sends Siisi far away to Uganda, where she plans to open a café with the help of donators to offer work to the local young handicapped people. The start of the project is dashing but as the times goes by the more Siisi's idealism confronts the local working culture, sexual prejudice and economic inevitability because in a country that is one of the biggest coffee bean exporters only 0.6 percent ...

Director: Kullar Viimne

Keywords: African village | African music | African | helpers | anthropologist | car ride | mother | mother-daughter relationship | enthusiasm | people with special needs | View all »

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Videos (2)

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Main Data

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Production Firm(s) Rühm Pluss Null, Missing Pictures
Film Category Documentary
Text / Dialogue Estonian, English
Subtitles Estonian, English, Russian, German
Duration 78:00

First releases

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  • in cinema: 30.10.2014, Cinema Sõprus, Tallinn, Estonia
  • in cinema: 03.11.2014, Cinema Electric Theatre, Tartu, Estonia

Festivals, awards, nominations

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  • Award, Pärnu International Documentary and Anthropology Film Festival (Estonia), 2015, Best Estonian Documentary
  • Participation, East Silver Market (Jihlava, Czechia), 2015

Partners and Sponsors

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