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Kind Hometown Spirits (1983)

Original title: Kodulinna head vaimud

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Documentary Duration 27:27

As a result of the initiative of the youth programme of Estonian Television, a phenomenon such as "Hometown" was born in Estonia in October 1975. Tens, hundreds, even thousands of schoolboys and schoolgirls gathered in the old town of Tallinn on Sundays in order to get some easier jobs done, to explore the miracles in the old town, to edit their own newspaper, to organize meetings, excursions etc. and to get to know each other better. Leida Laius tries to find out how the young member of Kodulinn movement and their leader Tiina Mägi are doing at the beginning of ...

Director: Leida Laius

Keywords: newsroom of a magazine | activist | enthusiasm | interviews with children | hometown | feeling of responsibility | schoolchildren | youngsters | planting flowers | playground | View all »

Photos and Galleries (5)

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Main Data

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Production Firm(s) Tallinnfilm
Color bw
Sound sound
Film Category Documentary, Observation
Text / Dialogue Estonian
Duration 27:27


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Director Leida Laius
Screenwriter Leida Laius
Cinematographer Peeter Ülevain
Composer Lepo Sumera
Editor Kersti Miilen
Content Editor Vello Kallaste
Managing Director Ivi Lüllmaa

First releases

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  • in cinema: 11.10.1983, Cinema Pioneer, Tallinn, Estonia

Festivals, awards, nominations

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  • Award, Tallinnfilm Documentary Film Festival (USSR), 1984, 2nd Prize
  • Award, Pääsuke - Award of the Estonian Filmmakers' Union (USSR), 1984, together with "Dialogue"
  • Award, Tallinn Polytechnic Institute Film Festival (Tallinn, USSR), 1984, Town Committee of Tallinn Award - Best Youth Film

Partners and Sponsors

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