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  • Hold Onto Me
    Hold Onto Me

    Original title: Ära mind lahti lase

    2019 | Documentary | Director: Ingrid Hübscher, Sigrid Reede

    Conductor Elo Tammsalu-Schmitz left Estonia 20 years ago because of love. As she prepares to take the European Choir of Estonians to the Estonian national Song Celebration, her German husband Hartmut also needs to learn the songs.

  • Kodumaa karjed
    Kodumaa karjed

    2019 | Documentary | Director: Marta Pulk

    Who's the man waving the flag?

  • Mountains That Were Not There
    Mountains That Were Not There

    Original title: Mäed, mida polnud

    2018 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Ivar Jurtšenko

    A documentary film that takes the viewer to the great stages of the sport of cycling. Estonians Tanel Kangert and Rein Taaramäe are the same age and both from the small village of Vändra. They are under the microscope as they both cycle in the top-level Astana Pro Team.

  • Como cierva sedienta
    Como cierva sedienta

    1999 | Documentary, Music Documentary | Director: Dorian Supin

    The concert recording of composer Arvo Pärt's musical work "Como cierva sedienta" in Estonia Concert Hall.

  • Estonian National Male Choir concert in the Convocation Hall of Toronto University (1)
    Estonian National Male Choir concert in the Convocation Hall of Toronto University (1)

    Title in Estonian: RAM Toronto Ülikooli saalis 1/3

    1989 | Amateur film, Newsreel | Director:

    Estonian National Male Choir is preforming for the first time to the foreign Estonian audience in Canada, in the Convocation Hall of Toronto University in spring 1989.

  • Estonian National Male Choir concert in the Convocation Hall of Toronto University (2)
    Estonian National Male Choir concert in the Convocation Hall of Toronto University (2)

    1989 | Amateur film, Newsreel | Director:

    State Academic Male Choir performs to the audience of expatriate Estonians in the Convocation Hall of Toronto University in spring 1989.

  • Estonian National Male Choir concert in the Convocation Hall of Toronto University (3)
    Estonian National Male Choir concert in the Convocation Hall of Toronto University (3)

    Title in Estonian: RAM Toronto Ülikooli saalis 3/3

    1989 | Amateur film, Newsreel | Director:

    Estonian National Male Choir gave its first concert to the foreign Estonian audience in Canada, in the Convocation Hall of Toronto University in spring 1989.

  • Rahvuslipu heiskamine Pika Hermanni torni.
    Rahvuslipu heiskamine Pika Hermanni torni.

    1989 | Newsreels, Newsreels 1940 II half-1991 | Director: Mihhail Dorovatovski

  • Lurich
    Lurich

    1983 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Valentin Kuik

    The film directed by Valentin Kuik is based on a true story about the life of Georg Lurich, famous Estonian wrestler, focusing on the scandalous theft of the collection of his prizes during the wrestling tournament in Tallinn in 1910.

  • 100 aastat teatrit Pärnus
    100 aastat teatrit Pärnus

    1979 | Newsreels, Newsreels 1940 II half-1991 | Director: Reet Kasesalu

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