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Eight Days a Week (2003)

Original title: Kaheksa päeva nädalas

Documentary Duration 57:56

Eight Days a Week

Tiit Niilo comes from an old-established Southern Estonian family and builds his own dairy farm, he also tries to save the local school and hopes to bring the problematic issues of his home village to the Parliament. Tiit has five children - the strong family farm looks promising. So he works his fingers to the bone in order to keep his farm alive, to preserve rural life and to satisfy his ancestors. Both positive and negative aspects of living in the countryside are discussed in the documentary.

Director: Ago Ruus

Keywords: first day of school | entrepreneur | enterprisingness | business | ostriches | voice-over | beautiful views of nature | community | making cottage cheese | schoolhouse | View all »

Main Data

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Production Firm(s) Profilm
Film Category Documentary, Portrait
Text / Dialogue Estonian, Võro
Duration 57:56


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Producer Maie Kerma | Ago Ruus
Director Ago Ruus
Screenwriter Ago Ruus
Cinematographer Ago Ruus
Sound Designer Rein Urm
Editor Sirje Haagel
Content Editor Enn Säde

First releases

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  • at other places: 20.03.2003, National Library of Estonia, Tallinn, Estonia

Festivals, awards, nominations

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  • Participation, Estonian Film Days (Estonia), 2004

Partners and Sponsors

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