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The Messenger (2009)

Original title (in Estonian): "Sõnumitooja"

Students film Duration 39:19

The Messenger

Ten years ago two 13-year old Tibetan boys escaped over the Himalayas like hundreds of other refugees. Since the escape one has had no contact with his parents, the other seldom calls home. It is too risky to keep in contact and unthinkable to return. Now after studying several years in Dharamsala India, both boys send their video messages to their parents in Tibet, delivered personally by an Estonian messenger.

Director: Leeni Linna

Keywords: budist | meeting | sadness | views of nature | anticipation | orbudekodu | refugees | train ride | tears of joy | messenger | View all »

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Main Data

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Production Firm(s) Balti Filmi- ja Meediakooli filmiosakond
Film Category Students film, Documentary
Text / Dialogue Estonian, hiina, English
Subtitles Estonian
Duration 39:19


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Producer Leeni Linna
Director Leeni Linna
Cinematographer Kullar Viimne
Composer Sven Grünberg
Sound Designer Tarvo Schmeimann
Editor Leeni Linna
Content Editor Leana Jalukse

First releases

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  • at other places: 26.02.2009, Rahvusraamatukogu, Tallinn, Estonia

Festivals, awards, nominations

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  • Participation, World Film Festival (Tartu, Estonia), 2009, Tiibeti elu-olu kirjeldav eriprogramm

Partners and Sponsors

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