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Estonian oil shale (1948)

Title in Estonian: Eesti põlevkivi

Documentary Duration 10:05

The documentary introduces the oil shale mines in Northern Estonia, mechanizing the work process in mines, leading miners, reprocessing of oil shale in gas factories, scientific research in laboratories, construction of underground gas pipes and supplying neighbouring socialist republics with oil shale products.

Director: Arnold Juhkum

Keywords: construction work | open cast mines | mine workers | miners | chemical industry | meeting | laboratory | laboratory work | natural resources | following a norm | View all »

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Main Data

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Production Firm(s) Tallinna Kinostuudio
Color bw
Sound sound
Film Category Documentary
Text / Dialogue Estonian
Duration 10:05


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Director Arnold Juhkum
Screenwriter Egon Rannet
Cinematographer Konstantin Märska
Composer Evald Brauer
Editor Vera Parvel
Managing Director Boris Jaanikosk

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  • Tallinnfilm