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Telegrams from Buryatia (2010)

Original title in Estonian: Telegrammid Burjaatiast

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Students film Duration 28:46

Lama Karam Dorzh, with a secular name Igor Nikolayevitch Arduyev, is doing his everyday work in in a monastery in village of Kyren, in Republic of Buryatia. In this place in the middle of Siberia, next to Mongolia, local people have still maintained their own language, customs and traditions.
In village of Kyren one can see fascinating mix of different ways of living: buddhistic Buryatia and nowadays´ Russia. In this film lama Igor tells his life-story, talks about his way of looking at things and about buddhism in general. Between the Igor´s monologues one can see scenes of the life in ...

Director: Mirjam Matiisen

Keywords: Buddhism | Buryats | Siberia | 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 Russian
Subtitles Estonian, English
Duration 28:46


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Producer Mirjam Matiisen
Director Mirjam Matiisen
Cinematographer Mirjam Matiisen
Animator Heiki Luts
Sound Designer Ann Reimann
Editor Martin Männik

Partners and Sponsors

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