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New Neighbours (2018)

Original title: Uued naabrid

Documentary Duration 14:45

New Neighbours

In this new short documentary of Riho Västrik the political eras meet in the Estonian town of Tapa. Tapa is a railway junction 90 km from Tallinn. During the Soviet occupation it housed a Red Army training centre and airport. The population then was 12000 people, now it is half the size and half are Russian-speaking people. The neglected Soviet training centre is a stone’s throw from the NATO base where in spring 2017 allied forces moved in.

Director: Riho Västrik

Keywords: gardening patch | gardening work | different interpretation of history | Estonian settlements | Estonian language | recent history of Estonia | Estonian lifestyle | construction of buildings | retired serviceman | barbecuing | View all »

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Main Data

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Production Firm(s) Vesilind
Film Category Documentary
Text / Dialogue Russian, English, Estonian
Subtitles Estonian, English
Duration 14:45


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Producer Riho Västrik
Director Riho Västrik
Cinematographer Mihkel Soe | Riho Västrik
Composer Ekke Västrik
Sound Designer Seppo Vanhatalo
Editor Liina Triškina-Vanhatalo

First releases

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  • on filmfestival: 21.11.2018, PÖFF Shorts, Tallinn, Estonia

Festivals, awards, nominations

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  • Participation, PÖFF Shorts (Tallinn, Tartu; Estonia), 2018, National competition programme
  • Participation, Nordic Film Days Lübeck (Germany), 2019

Partners and Sponsors

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