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Estonian Defence (1993)

Original title: Eesti kaitse

Documentary Duration 39:58


In 1993, Estonian National Defence celebrates its 75th birthday. Soviet military forces have not left yet when the restoration of national defence has been founded. Various state and voluntary structures are looking for the right anwers in forming defence policy. The director is intrigued by the national level of protection and the politicians' rights to decide for or instead of the nation how to protect the state (and nation). These problems have always been vital for Estonia. The prequel of the documentary introduces a long excursion to history - from the War of Independence to the year of 1940, while observing the development of Estonian national defence and its collapse.

Partners and Sponsors

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