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  • Gurt Vös - Village Prayer Ceremony
    Gurt Vös - Village Prayer Ceremony

    Original title: Gurt vös - külapalvus

    2019 | Documentary, Antropological | Director: Liivo Niglas

    An Ethnographic film about the traditional sacrificial rite of the Udmurts in Bashkortostan at village group level.

  • Tol mör vös - Joint Winter Ceremony
    Tol mör vös - Joint Winter Ceremony

    Original title: Tol mör vös - talvine ühispalvus

    2019 | Documentary, Antropological | Director: Liivo Niglas

    An Ethnographic film about the traditional sacrificial rite of the Udmurts in Bashkortostan at village group level.

  • Engagement in Kihnu island
    Engagement in Kihnu island

    Original title: Kihnu kosjad

    2009 | Documentary, Observation, Antropological | Director: Meelis Muhu

    Engagement according to the traditions and customs of Kihnu island, Estonia. The documentary introduces the engagement rites in their most natural environment.

  • Kui mina hakkan...II
    Kui mina hakkan...II

    2009 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Mati Viiul

  • How to Dance with Bears
    How to Dance with Bears

    Original title: Kuin karhut lähtevät

    2008 | Documentary, Antropological | Director: Paul-Anders Simma

    Documentary about the transforming relationship between human beings and bears in Lapland.

  • Spe Fretus - Relying on Hope
    Spe Fretus - Relying on Hope

    Original title: Spe Fretus - lootusele tuginedes

    2008 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Kaido Leesme

  • Kui mina hakkan...
    Kui mina hakkan...

    2007 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Mati Viiul

  • King for a Day
    King for a Day

    Original title: Kuningas üheks päevaks

    2002 | Documentary, Antropological | Director: Peeter Urbla

    Documentary by Peeter Urbla about Aare Hõrn, owner of Mihkli Farm, and about his activities as Seto King.

  • The Sons of Torum
    The Sons of Torum

    Original title:Toorumi pojad

    1989 | Documentary, Antropological | Director: Lennart Meri

    An ancient Khanty bear feast ritual, estimated to be about 3000 years old, was filmed in Western Siberia, in Khantia-Mansia, at the Agan River, a tributary of the Ob, in September 1985 and in August 1988. Participants in the ceremony held at a Khanty summer camp included singers of old songs who travelled to the ritual place from several hundred kilometres away.

  • Mahtra pillimehed
    Mahtra pillimehed

    1981 | Musical film, Concert | Director: Georg Jegorov

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