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Stories of the Livonians (1991)

Original title: Liivlaste lood

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Documentary Duration 30:00

Livonians are among the smallest Finno-Ugric nations still existing today. They are the closest kindred people to Estonians and Livonian language is the closest one to Estonian language. Currently, there are only a few dozens of speakers of Livonian language left and even for them Livonian is not their native tongue. However, there are about 200 people who consider themselves as Livonians; most of them live in Riga, Ventspils and Kūolka, Latvia. Livonian coast in Courland (Kurzeme in Latvian) once had twelve villages inhabited by Livonian people - now there is no one left there who would fluently speak the ...

Director: Enn Säde

Keywords: slum atmosphere | historical burial site | historical overview | talking about one's life stories | vanishing | discaling fish | fishing | cemetery | fishermen | fishermen at sea with a rowboat | View all »

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Main Data

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Production Firm(s) Eesti Telefilm, YLE TV2 Dokumnettiprojekti (Finland)
Color color
Sound sound
Film Category Documentary
Text / Dialogue Estonian, liivi
Subtitles Estonian
Duration 30:00, 31:00


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Director Enn Säde
Cinematographer Ago Ruus
Sound Designer Enn Säde
Editor Enn Säde
Content Editor Lisa Hovinheimo | Reet Sokmann

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