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Wounds of Afghanistan (2005)

Original title: Afganistani armid

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Documentary Duration 53:08

Wounds of Afghanistan

„Wounds of Afghanistan“ is a film about Estonian men currently in their forties whose lives were changed forever during the period of 1979-1989 when Estonians were forced to fight with the Soviet army in Afghanistan. When twenty-year old, they were sent by the Soviet authorities to the Afghan War where no-one had ever left as a winner. This was a a war for foreign country and unknown purposes. Every man tried to escape – few succeeded.
The heroes of the film are the artist Aivar Simson – Simson from Seaküla - and Leino Juhkam. The first one lost his nerves in ...

Director: Ivar Heinmaa

Keywords: Afghans | emotional congestion | mental suffering | Oriental market | disabled man | disability | application of leg prosthesis | camel | dog | sadness | View all »

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Main Data

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Production Firm(s) Amrion
Film Category Documentary, Portrait
Text / Dialogue Estonian, English
Subtitles English
Duration 53:08


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Producer Riina Sildos
Director Ivar Heinmaa
Screenwriter Margit Kilumets
Cinematographer Ivar Heinmaa
Composer Mallar Prandi
Editor Rainer Kask | Ivar Heinmaa
Content Editor Margit Kilumets

First releases

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  • in cinema: 26.05.2006, Cinema Sõprus, Tallinn, Estonia
  • in cinema: 2.12.2007, Ciné Lumière, London, United Kingdom

Festivals, awards, nominations

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  • Prize, Annual Award of AV Division of Estonian Cultural Endowment (Estonia), 2005, Mission Prize
  • Award, Estonian Film Days (Estonia), 2006, Award for Outstanding Work
  • Nomination, Virgin Maali - Estonian Association of Film Journalists' Annual Award (Estonia), 2005, The Film of the Year 2005

Partners and Sponsors

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