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Language Rebel. Mati Hint (2022)

Original title: Keelemässaja. Mati Hint

Documentary Duration 58:00

In the revolutionary nineties, it was extremely important that the Estonian language became the state language, and for this a language law had to be adopted.
Mati Hint was the ideologue of the Language Act, and thanks to his courage, attempts to change it at the last moment failed. That's how his rebellion benefited the Estonian state.
The film investigates what was the role of fertile landscapes and harsh history of South Estonia in the formation of his uncompromising nature and rebel mentality

Director: Annika Koppel

Keywords: ajakiri Vikerkaar | Estonian language | bilingualism | keeleseadus | linguist | linguistics | Livonian language | liivi keel | Popular Front of Estonia | members of the Riigikogu | View all »

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Main Data

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Production Firm(s) Kopli Kinokompanii
Film Category Documentary, Portrait
Duration 58:00


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Producer Anneli Ahven
Director Annika Koppel
Screenwriter Annika Koppel
Cinematographer Madis Reimund
Composer Tõnu Kõrvits
Sound Designer Timo Kiirend
Editor Kersti Miilen

Partners and Sponsors

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