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Baltic Evening 8/8 (1991)

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Amateur film Duration 19:26

Baltic Evening 8/8

In September 1991 Baltic Federation in Canada held a festive dinner in Westin Harbor Castle Hotel in Toronto in order to celebrate the restoration of independence of the Baltic states. More than 800 participants were present, including Estonians, Latvians and Lithuanians, members of Canadian government and parliament, city advisers of Toronto.The film depicts the socializing part of the dinner party. We can see Arvo Niitenberg, Udo Petersoo, Ilmar Heinsoo and others. Toomas Trei, the Secretary of the Baltic Federation in Canada, holds a welcome speech. People sing the national anthems of Canada, Estonia, Lithuania and Latvia with the professional foresingers ...

Keywords: historical continuity | restoraton of independence in the Baltic states | Celebrating the freedom of the Baltic States | unity of the Baltic states | banquet | singing of an anthem | expatriate Baltic people in Canada | expatriate Estonians in Canada | holding a speech behind the lectern | festive dinner | View all »

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Production Firm(s) Edgar Väär (Canada)
Film Category Amateur film, Newsreel
Text / Dialogue English, Lithuanian, Estonian, Latvian
Duration 19:26


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Cinematographer Edgar Väär

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  • Kultuuriministeerium
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