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From Side to Side (2009)

Original title: Teisel pool teed

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Documentary | Students film Duration 27:53

From Side to Side

We do not want to be sick. We do not want to be forgotten. That, however, is what the people in this film are. Seven percent of the population of the Republic of Estonia does not have health insurance. There is only one ward with 25 beds in the entire country for their treatment. And the women who care for the seriously ill.Day after day, they have to manage with difficulties, the existence of which nobody want to hear about and even less to see. Yet this film tries to do all this. To see and hear people's cries for ...

Director: Jaanis Valk

Keywords: waifs and strays | sacrifying oneself | taking care of a sick person | hospital milieu | hospital nurses | nursing home | caring | humaansus | hopelessness | ravikindlustuseta inimesed | View all »

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Main Data

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Production Firm(s) Rühm Pluss Null
Film Category Documentary, Observation, Students film
Text / Dialogue Russian, Estonian
Subtitles English
Duration 27:53


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Producer Erik Norkroos
Director Jaanis Valk
Screenwriter Jaanis Valk
Cinematographer Erik Norkroos
Sound Designer Antti Mäss | Kristian Miilen | Jüri Sooäär
Editor Jaanis Valk | Erik Norkroos
Content Editor Peep Puks

First releases

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  • in cinema: 08.12.2009, Cinema House, Tallinn, Estonia
  • on television: 13.01.2010, ETV, Estonia

Festivals, awards, nominations

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  • Participation, Estonian Film Days (Estonia), 2010
  • Participation, PÖFF: Sleepwalkers - Short Film Festival (Tallinn, Estonia), 2011
  • Participation, Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival and Market (France), 2011

Partners and Sponsors

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