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Julgi (2005)

Original title: Julgi vägi

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Documentary Duration 27:18

Livonian language, a close relative of Estonian language, is spoken only by a few dozens of people today. However, there are more those who can sing in Livonian and the number of such people keeps growing. Will a nation survive if its language is alive on in songs? Are Livonians able to keep their nationality alive through singing, even to recreate them as a nation? The documentary follows the life of singer Julgī Stalte influenced by several languages and cultures. She was born in Latvia and has identified herself as a Livonian. Now she is dedicated herself to protect her ...

Director: Liivo Niglas

Keywords: briskness | sound studio | tribal nations | singer | sandy coastal stretch | teaching Livonian language | Livonian folk song | Livonians | hopes | future of the Nenets people | View all »

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Main Data

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Production Firm(s) Ikoon
Film Category Documentary, Portrey
Text / Dialogue Estonian, liivi, Latvian
Subtitles Estonian
Duration 27:18


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Producer Vahur Laiapea
Director Liivo Niglas
Screenwriter Liivo Niglas
Cinematographer Liivo Niglas | Maido Selgmäe
Editor Liivo Niglas | Marju Juhkum

First releases

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  • in cinema: 24.10.2005, Kino Sõprus, Tallinn, Estonia

Partners and Sponsors

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