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  • Strangers at Home
    Strangers at Home

    Original title: Võõras omade seas

    2009 | Documentary, Problem oriented | Director: Karin Reinberg, Aleksandr Heifets

  • Alyosha
    Alyosha

    Original title: Aljoša

    2008 | Documentary, Problem oriented | Director: Meelis Muhu

    Meelis Muhu's documentary tells the story of the Soviet monument - the Bronze Soldier called Alyosha that was located in central Tallinn. The events around the monument culminated due to the dislocation of the monument in April 2007 and the following events called the Bronze Night when massive rioting and civil disorder took place on the streets of Tallinn.

  • Generation 0
    Generation 0

    Original title: Generatsioon 0

    2008 | Documentary, Problem oriented | Director: Aljona Suržikova

    Teenagers have a baby and suddenly everything changes: 15-year-old Snezhana and 16-year-old Vova become parents.

  • Lieutenant, von and the Manor
    Lieutenant, von and the Manor

    Original title of the film: Veebel, vonn ja Leetse mõis

    2006 | Documentary | Director: Margit Kilumets

  • Afanassi
    Afanassi

    2005 | Documentary, Observation | Director: Liina Triškina-Vanhatalo

    Documentary about Afanassi Triškin's and his granddaughter Liina Triškina's journey to Afanassi's first home in Central Russia.

  • A Family
    A Family

    Original title: Perekond

    2004 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Sulev Keedus

    Ida, Natasha, Larissa and Fjodor Vassiljevitch are family members who have a tight relationship that is precious and sacred to them but also limiting, challenging and obstructing. Meeting Ida and her family over the span of three years, the director achieved an amazing intimacy.

  • The Opinionator
    The Opinionator

    Original title: Meeleavaldaja

    2003 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Meelis Muhu

    Retired Esja Šur, a Russian citizen living in Sillamäe, Estonia spends her elderly days while organizing demonstrations, meetings and pickets.

  • Olen uhke, et olen Eesti venelane
    Olen uhke, et olen Eesti venelane

    1998 | Documentary | Director: Reijo Nikkilä

  • Grisha
    Grisha

    Original title: Griša

    1996 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Jüri Sillart

    Portrait documentary about Grigori Kromanov - a film and theatre director - directed by Jüri Sillart.

  • Unenäod kodumaast
    Unenäod kodumaast

    1994 | Documentary | Director: Dorian Supin

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