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The Sacred In The Secular (2014)

Students film

The Sacred In The Secular

Toomas is an Estonian Orthodox clergyman who is deeply commited to music. He expresses that commitment through his job as an ethno and reggae music DJ in clubs and radio. A clergyman and a DJ – it is a combination that comes across as surprising and raises questions even in a largely secular country like Estonia. But is the gap between religious and secular life really as wide as it is typically assumed to be?

Director: Karin Leivategija

Keywords: prejudices | contemporary | religious ministers | music | musical culture | religion | usuelu vormid | social norms | View all »

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Main Data

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Production Firm(s) University of Manchester (United Kingdom)
Film Category Students film, Produced in foreign university


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Director Karin Leivategija
Cinematographer Karin Leivategija
Editor Karin Leivategija

First releases

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  • in cinema: 16.10.2014, Victoria Baths, Manchester, United Kingdom
  • on filmfestival: 18.03.2015, World Film Festival, Tartu, Estonia
  • on television: 02.02.2015, ETV2, Estonia

Festivals, awards, nominations

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  • Participation, World Film Festival (Tartu, Estonia), 2015
  • Participation, NAFA International Ethnographic Film Festival (different European countries), 2015
  • Participation, RAI Film Festival (Bristol, Great Britain), 2015

Partners and Sponsors

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