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  • Dances for the Milky Way. Lennart Meri´s Film Journeys
    Dances for the Milky Way. Lennart Meri´s Film Journeys

    Original title: Tantsud Linnuteele. Pildistusi Lennart Meri filmirännakutelt

    2010 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Jaak Lõhmus

  • Silent Surrender
    Silent Surrender

    Original title: Ma elasin Eesti Vabariigis

    2010 | Documentary, Observation | Director: Liina Triškina-Vanhatalo

    Documentary by Liina Triškina about the year of 1939 that was fateful for the republic of Estonia. The film studies the subjects of freedom and critical situations, doings and undoings.

  • Estonia's Choice 2001
    Estonia's Choice 2001

    Original title: Eesti valik 2001

    2002 | Documentary | Director: Rein Raamat

    An important moment in Estonian history has been recorded for future generations - the process of presidential elections of the Republic of Estonia in 2001 and electing Arnold Rüütel as the President of Estonia.

  • Mina, Lennart Meri
    Mina, Lennart Meri

    1993 | Documentary | Director: Andres Sööt

  • Speech by the President of Estonia, Lennart Meri, on 48th Session of the UN General Assembly on September 30, 1993
    Speech by the President of Estonia, Lennart Meri, on 48th Session of the UN General Assembly on September 30, 1993

    Title in Estonian: Lennart Meri kõne ÜRO Peaassamblee 48. istungjärgul

    1993 | Amateur film, Newsreel | Director:

    Speech by the President of Estonia, Lennart Meri, on 48th Session of the UN General Assembly on September 30, 1993.

  • The Sounds of Kaleva
    The Sounds of Kaleva

    Original title: Kaleva hääled

    1986 | Documentary | Director: Lennart Meri

    Three-act documentary essay directed by Lennart Meri about memory and the historical cultural connections between the Finno-Ugric peoples.

  • The Waterfowl People
    The Waterfowl People

    Original title: Veelinnu rahvas

    1970 | Documentary, Antropological | Director: Lennart Meri

    A documentary about the cultural and linguistic ties of the Finno-Ugric and Samoyedic peoples. Speakers of the Kamassian, Nenets, Khanty, Komi, Mari and Karelian languages were filmed in their everyday settings in 1969 and 1970. The footage was shot in Nenetsia, Khantia-Mansia, Uzbekistan, the Komi Republic, Mari El, Karelia and Estonia.

  • Pööripäev

    1968 | Documentary | Director: Vladimir Karasjov

  • Aleksander Lellep's Chronicle
    Aleksander Lellep's Chronicle

    Title in Estonian: Aleksander Lellepi kroonika

    1940 | Amateur film, Newsreel | Director:

    The amateur film shot by Aleksander Lellep depicts youth organizations of Tallinn and Nõmme who are greeting the President in Kardiorg on May 28, 1940.

  • President Konstantin Päts Giving an Interview
    President Konstantin Päts Giving an Interview

    Title in Estonian: President Konstantin Päts andmas intervjuud

    1940 | Amateur film, Newsreel | Director:

    President Konstantin Päts in 1940.

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The database is maintained by NGO Estonian Film Database. It was opened on 12.12.2012 and is meant for providing information about the whole Estonian film heritage from 1912. We plan fully complete it by 2022 but already now full and partial entries for about 16 000 films, 9000 filmmakers and more than 200 production companies could be retrieved in Estonian and partly in English. Translation of film descriptions and keywords into English is an ongoing process. Read more detailed overview.

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