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  • Funeral Diaries
    Funeral Diaries

    Original title: Matusepäevikud

    2019 | Documentary | Director: Marko Raat

    The daily bread of ministers of small congregations is not sermons in the church; it is constant work with the old and the dying. A holy man who has been removed from his friends and peers and suddenly transplanted into another culture is often lonely and broken himself.

  • Kodumaa karjed
    Kodumaa karjed

    2019 | Documentary | Director: Marta Pulk

    Who's the man waving the flag?

  • New Neighbours
    New Neighbours

    Original title: Uued naabrid

    2018 | Documentary | Director: Riho Västrik

    Two political eras meet in the Estonian town of Tapa.

  • Class Reunion
    Class Reunion

    Original title: Klassikokkutulek

    2016 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: René Vilbre

    It’s been 25 years since graduation and three friends are headed to their big class reunion. On the night before the reunion, the guys go out to party and feel like they are 18 once again. But the world around them, as well as their physique, has changed drastically over the past 25 years...

  • EINASTO 11577
    EINASTO 11577

    Original title: EINASTO 11577

    2014 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Helle Karis

    The film project "EINASTO 11577" is dedicated to one of the famous "stars" in Estonia, the academician Jaan Einasto.

  • Celebration of the 74th Independence Day of Estonia
    Celebration of the 74th Independence Day of Estonia

    Title in Estonian: Eesti Vabariigi 74. aastapäeva tähistamine Torontos [Iseseisvuspäev]

    1992 | Amateur film, Newsreel | Director:

    Ceremony of the 74th anniversary of the Republic of Estonia held in Toronto in 1992.

  • Latvian Community Service in  St. Andrews Church Toronto
    Latvian Community Service in St. Andrews Church Toronto

    Title in Estonian: Läti kogukonna jumalateenistus Toronto Püha Andrease kirikus

    1990 | Amateur film, Newsreel | Director:

    Church service of expatriate Latvians in Canada held in Toronto, followed by speeches supporting the regaining of independence of the three Baltic states in 1990.

  • Mayor of Tallinn Hardo Aasmäeʹs interview in Toronto
    Mayor of Tallinn Hardo Aasmäeʹs interview in Toronto

    Title in Estonian: Tallinna linnapea Hardo Aasmäe intervjuu Torontos

    1990 | Amateur film, Newsreel | Director:

    The visit of Hardo Aasmäe, Mayor of the City of Tallinn, to Toronto in February 1990.

  • Eesti Vabariigi Kodanike Peakomitee moodustamine.
    Eesti Vabariigi Kodanike Peakomitee moodustamine.

    1989 | Newsreels, Newsreels 1940 II half-1991 | Director: Elo Tust

  • Estonian Independence Day
    Estonian Independence Day

    Title in Estonian: Eesti Vabariigi 71. aastapäev Toronto raekoja ees

    1989 | Amateur film, Newsreel | Director:

    The 71st anniversary of the Republic of Estonia was celebrated festively in Canada in 1989, in addition to the festive concert in the hall of Toronto University, also by hoisting of the national flag in front of Toronto Town Hall.

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