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  • Vertical Money
    Vertical Money

    Original title: Vara küps

    2024 | Documentary, Problem oriented | Director: Martti Helde

    Where have the Estonian forests gone?

  • Vertical Money: Forest People
    Vertical Money: Forest People

    Original title: Vara küps: Metsarahvas

    2024 | TV Serial, Documentary, Problem oriented | Director: Martti Helde

    The series open the viewer to the current state of Estonian forests and shows how political decisions have affected the use of the common property. The series also offers solutions to move out of the deadlock of the debate and directs attention to the information that has been buried under the messages of controlled communication in the information noise of the forest war.

  • Gori The Caricaturist
    Gori The Caricaturist

    Original title: Gorikaturist

    2023 | Documentary, Portrait | Director: Raimo Jõerand, Meelis Arulepp

    A captivating historical documentary with plenty of animation about the destiny of a popular Estonian caricaturist Gori (1894 - 1944) between the two World Wars when total powers leave less and less choices to the talented artist.

  • Our world is theirs
    Our world is theirs

    Title in Estonian: Meie maailm on nende oma

    2016 | Documentary, Problem oriented | Director: Mati Kark

    Journalistic documentary about the conflict between Israel and Palestine from the point of view of local Arabs and Jews.

  • Heino Eller - Quinta Essentia
    Heino Eller - Quinta Essentia

    Original title: Heino Eller. Quinta Essentia

    2013 | Music Documentary, Documentary, Portrait | Director: Dorian Supin

    The biographical documentary about the renowned composer and lecturer Heino Eller also serves as a part of cultural history of Estonia. While following the story, we experience the most dramatic and cheerful moments of his life and Estonian history.

  • Viru. Embassy of Freedom
    Viru. Embassy of Freedom

    Original title: Viru. Vabaduse saatkond

    2013 | Documentary | Director: Margit Kilumets, Andres Lepasar

  • Descendants of Jakob Hurt. Estonian Students' Society
    Descendants of Jakob Hurt. Estonian Students' Society

    Original title: Hurda kutsikad. Eesti Üliõpilaste Selts

    2009 | Documentary | Director: Jaak Lõhmus

    First documentary about the Estonian Students' Society that was established in Tartu in 1870 - it is the oldest, biggest and most influential academical student organization.

  • Disco and Atomic War
    Disco and Atomic War

    Original title: Disko ja tuumasõda

    2009 | Documentary | Director: Jaak Kilmi

    Playful documentary by Jaak Kilmi and Kiur Aarma about the development of their generation during the Soviet era where the totalitarian power confronted the heroes of pop culture and the Finnish Television was the window to the world of dreams.

  • Etude of a Prayer
    Etude of a Prayer

    Original title: Etüüd palvest

    2009 | Documentary, Observation | Director: Siiri Timmerman, Jaan Kolberg

    This 30-min film gives an overview of Bridgettine Order, the founder of the Order – Saint Bridget and the restorer of the Order – Mother Elisabeth.

  • Jubilee Year
    Jubilee Year

    Original title: Juubliaasta

    2009 | Documentary | Director: Hardi Volmer, Kaspar Kallas

    Chronicle film about the events in the Republic of Estonia in 2008.

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