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At Home with Refugees (2017)

Original title: Pagulasega elutoas

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Documentary Duration 28:23

An accommodation center for asylum seekers in a small Estonian village. Being head of the center, a local woman Jana is in a double role. At the same time as she is a host to a multilingual family of the newly arrived, she also is a guest in their temporary home. On the squares of Estonian cities right-wing movements demonstrate against immigration. In the shared living space of the asylum center, it is hard to tell private from public, personal from official, as the common day-to-day life with its joys, miseries, and frictions, blurs the borders between professional duties and ...

Director: Kristina Norman

Keywords: helpers | people in need of help | rowing | signing | uncertain future | injustice | learning Estonian language | life in the Republic of Estonia | illness | neophobia | View all »

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Main Data

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Production Firm(s) Rühm Pluss Null
Film Category Documentary
Text / Dialogue Estonian, English, Russian
Duration 28:23


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Producer Erik Norkroos
Director Kristina Norman
Cinematographer Erik Norkroos | Meelis Muhu
Editor Erik Norkroos

First releases

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  • in cinema: 31.01.2017, Cinema Artis, Tallinn, Estonia
  • on television: 01.02.2017, ETV, Estonia

Partners and Sponsors

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