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For a Better Life (2005)

Original title: Parema elu nimel

Documentary Duration 52:00

For a Better Life

Admitting depression as an illness is quite a new phenomenon in our country. Causes of depression can be either social, psychological or biological - however, depression is often caused by the concurrence of all of them. Five persons open-mindedly tell about their illness, how they went to a doctor and what happened next. The documentary studies causes of social stress as well as living under the influence of medications. Is it really so that antidepressants, introduced as lifestyle medications, lead us out from crises, recover our ability to work, give us back energy and provide us satisfactory daily life?

Director: Märt Sildvee

Keywords: pharmacy | pharmacist | doctor-patient relationship | medical code of ethics | depression | patient with depression | lifestyle medication | suicides | suicide attempt | hospital | View all »

Photos and Galleries (10)

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Main Data

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Production Firm(s) Rühm Pluss Null
Film Category Documentary, Problem oriented
Text / Dialogue Estonian
Duration 52:00


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Producer Erik Norkroos
Director Märt Sildvee
Screenwriter Märt Sildvee
Cinematographer Arvo Vilu | Erik Norkroos
Sound Designer Mallar Prandi
Editor Märt Sildvee | Kersti Miilen

First releases

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  • in cinema: 30.03.2005, Kino Sõprus, Tallinn, Estonia
  • on television: 7.06.2005 , ETV, Estonia

Festivals, awards, nominations

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  • Participation, Pärnu International Documentary and Anthropology Film Festival (Estonia), 2005
  • Participation, PÖFF - Black Nights Film Festival (Tallinn, Estonia), 2005, Eesti filmide programm

Partners and Sponsors

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