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  • Colours of the Islands
    Colours of the Islands

    Original title: Saarte värvid

    2012 | Documentary, Music Documentary | Director: Madli Lääne

  • Making Rain
    Making Rain

    Original title: Vihma tegemine

    2007 | Documentary, Antropological | Director: Liivo Niglas, Frode Storaas

  • The Bird Watcher
    The Bird Watcher

    Original title: Vaatleja

    1987 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Arvo Iho

    The first feature film directed by Arvo Iho analyzes the relationships between women, men and nature in the spirit of antique Greek tragedy.

  • 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.

  • Autumn Gathering of Metroo in „Kungla“ Camp, Björkö on Sept 11-12, 1982
    Autumn Gathering of Metroo in „Kungla“ Camp, Björkö on Sept 11-12, 1982

    Title in Estonian: Metroo sügispäevad „Kunglas“ Björköl 11.-12.09.1982

    1982 | Amateur film, Newsreel | Director:

    Autumn gathering of Metroo in Björkö island, September 1982.

  • 20 Years from the Establishment of Camp "Koitjärve"
    20 Years from the Establishment of Camp "Koitjärve"

    Title in Estonian: Koitjärve laagri asutamisest 20 aastat

    1980 | Amateur film, Newsreel | Director:

    The campsite of expatriate Estonians of Gothenburg in Koitjärve has been a place for social events and scouting camps for more than twenty years.

  • Acquaintances 6 (writers)
    Acquaintances 6 (writers)

    Original title: Tuttavad 6 (kirjanikud)

    1980 | Amateur film | Director:

    Enn and Helga Nõu's meetings with expatriate Estonian writers and cultural activists in 1972-1980.

  • On the shore of the Sea of Japan
    On the shore of the Sea of Japan

    Original title: Jaapani mere kaldal

    1980 | Documentary | Director: Toomas Tahvel

    Documentary shows the life and work in the collective fishermen's farm and tells about those who emigrated from the islands of Hiiumaa, Saaremaa and Muhu to the Far East at the end of 19th century.

  • With the Uibopuu Family in Kolmården and Norrköping in 1979
    With the Uibopuu Family in Kolmården and Norrköping in 1979

    Title in Estonian: Uibopuudega Kolmårdenis ja Norrköpingis 1979

    1979 | Amateur film, Newsreel | Director:

    Enn and Helga Nõu are visiting the Uibopuu family in their summer house in Kolmården in July 1979.

  • Family 43
    Family 43

    Title in Estonian: Perekond 46

    1976 | Amateur film, Newsreel | Director:

    The family chronicle of the activities of the married writers' couple Enn and Helga Nõu in 1975. Laine's confirmation ceremony, visiting day in the scout camp, ride in the skerries with the speedboat.

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