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  • Three springs of Total Immersion Method
    Three springs of Total Immersion Method

    Original title: Keelekümblejate kolm kevadet

    2012 | Documentary, Observation | Director: Vahur Laiapea

    Russian children study Estonian language with the Total Immersion Method in a Tallinn school in 2001-2012.

  • Farewell Turku
    Farewell Turku

    2011 | Short, Students film | Director: Sami Taavetti Hyvönen

  • Graveyard Keeper's Daughter
    Graveyard Keeper's Daughter

    Original title: Surnuaiavahi tütar

    2011 | Feature film, Full length feature | Director: Katrin Laur

    The feature film directed by Katrin Laur tells the story of a girl who grows up in a periphery of Estonia, in the middle of unemployment and alcoholism. Her parents are unable to lead a good life and without love, hope and grace their family would be broken.

  • The Charikar Girls
    The Charikar Girls

    Original title: Charikari tüdrukud

    2011 | Documentary | Director: Vahur Laiapea

    Documentary about the girls' school of Charikar town in Parwan province, Afghanistan and about their students and the students' mothers who tell their good and bad experiences of life.

  • Children of Karosta
    Children of Karosta

    Original title (in Latvian): "Karostas berni"

    2010 | Students film, Documentary | Director: Janis Jurkovskis

    This film examines social conditions surrounding community of Karosta ‐ a place that once used to be a Soviet military base, today has become a place for a constant struggle of survival.

  • Helene's School of Life
    Helene's School of Life

    Original title in Estonian: Helene elukool

    2010 | Documentary, Students film, Documentary | Director: Liis Nimik

  • Pit No. 8
    Pit No. 8

    2010 | Documentary, Problem oriented | Director: Marianna Kaat

  • The Measure of Man
    The Measure of Man

    Original title: Inimese mõõt

    2010 | Documentary, Problem oriented | Director: Marianne Kõrver

    Is the global environmental crisis concerning just our environment or is it also the crisis of our habits, expectations and values?

  • A Letter from Ruhnu
    A Letter from Ruhnu

    Original title: Kiri Ruhnust

    2009 | Documentary | Director: Heilika Pikkov

    A young woman becomes a school teacher and discovers life in a small island of Ruhnu.

  • At the End of the Day
    At the End of the Day

    Original title: Päeva lõpus

    2009 | Feature film, Full length feature | Director: Maiju Ingman

    Maiju Ingman's drama about loneliness, love, childhood memories and vanishing village life.

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