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  • Bridges Of Time
    Bridges Of Time

    2018 | Documentary | Director: Audrius Stonys, Kristine Briede

    "Look back with me and maybe you will find out something new about documentary cinema, which is nothing else but life after death." Herz Frank.

  • Don´t Kill the School, Please!
    Don´t Kill the School, Please!

    Original title: Ärge pange kooli kinni

    2000 | Documentary, Problem oriented | Director: Ago Ruus

    The Metsküla Elementary School is a classic example of the joys and problems of the current education system. Today, there are 22 students and 3 teachers here. And yet, the threat of closure looms over this school as well. If the school dies – the town will die with it.

  • Esimehed
    Esimehed

    1980 | Documentary | Director: Arnold Altmäe

  • Õiglane maa
    Õiglane maa

    1978 | Documentary, Observation | Director: Peeter Tooming

  • Kolm talve
    Kolm talve

    1973 | Documentary | Director: Peep Puks

  • A.H.Tammsaare I
    A.H.Tammsaare I

    1971 | Popular Science, Educational | Director: Peep Puks

  • 15th Anniversary of Stockholm Estonian Elementary School
    15th Anniversary of Stockholm Estonian Elementary School

    Title in Estonian: Stockholmi Eesti Algkooli 15. aastapäev

    1960 | Amateur film, Newsreel | Director:

  • Estonian Youth, Estonia's Future
    Estonian Youth, Estonia's Future

    Title in Estonian: Eesti algkool Stockholmis

    1948 | Amateur film, Newsreel | Director: Harald Perten

    Estonian Primary School in Stockholm.

  • Estonians in Stockholm 1/5
    Estonians in Stockholm 1/5

    Title in Estonian: Eestlase Stockholmis 1/5

    1947 | Amateur film, Newsreel | Director:

    Ludvig Juht, the concertmaster of the contrabass section in Boston Symphonic Orchestra, performs in Stockholm in September 1947.

  • Noorsugu õpib vene keelt
    Noorsugu õpib vene keelt

    1940 | Newsreels, Newsreels 1940 II half-1991 | Director:

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