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  • The Kids from the Refugee Camp
    The Kids from the Refugee Camp

    Original title: Pagulaslaagri lapsed

    2001 | Problem oriented, Documentary | Director: Andrus Prikk, Toomas Kümmel

    Documentary about Chechen children's memories of war, their daily life and hopes for future in a refugee camp in Georgia.

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

    Original title: Ärge pange kooli kinni

    2000 | Problem oriented, Documentary | 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.

  • All My Lenins
    All My Lenins

    Original title: Minu Leninid

    1997 | Full length feature, Feature film | Director: Hardi Volmer

    The second full-length feature film directed by Hardi Volmer is an adventure comedy telling the story of Aleksander Kesküla, the legendary Estonian nationalist in early 20th century, and about his international intrigues when trying to form an independent national state.

  • The Sunny Kids
    The Sunny Kids

    Original title: Noorelt õpitud

    1991 | Full length feature, Feature film | Director: Jüri Sillart

    The symbolistic drama directed by Jüri Sillart is telling the story about the spring of young graduates in a small town of Estonia at the end of Stalinist era. The atmosphere of terror is reigning over the place while paralyzing the pursuits of freedom, love and dignity.

  • Koolilood III     Astronoomiatund
    Koolilood III Astronoomiatund

    1990 | Puppet, Animation | Director: Tõnis Sahkai

  • Koolilood IV    Geograafiatund
    Koolilood IV Geograafiatund

    1990 | Puppet, Animation | Director: Riho Unt

  • Regina

    Based on the novel "An Option" by Aimée Beekman

    1990 | Full length feature, Feature film | Director: Kaljo Kiisk

    The film directed by Kaljo Kiisk is based on the novel "An Option" by Aimée Beekman, telling about parents' responsibility for their offspring.

  • Return to the home ground
    Return to the home ground

    Original title: Kodupinnale tulek. Kalju Lepik 70

    1990 | Portrait, Documentary | Director: Peep Puks

    Expatriate Estonian, poet Kalju Lepik, visits his fatherland Estonia after having been away from it for about 50 years.

  • Awakening

    Original title: Äratus

    1989 | Full length feature, Feature film | Director: Jüri Sillart

    The debut film by director Jüri Sillart depicts an Estonian village on the fatal day of March 25, 1949, when ten thousands of people were deported to Siberia.

  • Elu ilma…
    Elu ilma…

    1987 | Problem oriented, Documentary | Director: Mark Soosaar

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