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Requiem to the Whooper Swan (2003)

Original title: Reekviem laululuigele

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Documentary Duration 30:00

The Whooper Swan does not usually breed in Estonia. But in spring and autumn the coastal shallow waters echo with its polyphonic cries. The Whooper Swan stays here for weeks to gain strength for long migration. In spring it is a winter visitor to the North, in autumn to the shores of the Mediterranean. Still there is one place in Estonia where the Whooper Swan breeds. The place is called Jäneda and local people have childhood recollections of the swans. The relations between nature and people are almost perfect there. But the life of swans in Jäneda still has its ...

Director: Rein Maran

Keywords: local population | whooper swans | bird-nesting | feeding birds | birds | redesigning of nature | preservation of natural environment | natural balance | swans | dead birds | View all »

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Main Data

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Production Firm(s) Gaviafilm
Film Category Nature, Documentary
Text / Dialogue Estonian
Duration 30:00


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Producer Rein Maran
Director Rein Maran
Screenwriter Rein Maran
Cinematographer Rein Maran | Tõnu Talpsep
Composer René Eespere
Sound Designer Tiina Andreas
Editor Margit Maran | Rainer Kask

First releases

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  • at other places: 10.03.2003, Eesti Rahvusraamatukogu, Tallinn, Estonia

Partners and Sponsors

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