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  • A Year Full of Drama
    A Year Full of Drama

    Original title: Aasta täis draamat

    2019 | Documentary | Director: Marta Pulk

    A young woman takes on an audacious human experiment while trying to find her place in the world and struggling with the past of her family.

  • Lusmägi INC.
    Lusmägi INC.

    2014 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Marta Pulk

    Twin brothers from a small town have courage and ability to dream.

  • Minu isa
    Minu isa

    2012 | Students film, Documentary | Director: Maria Viidalepp

  • Timeless
    Timeless

    Original title: Aegumatu

    2011 | Documentary | Director: Andres Sööt

    According to director Andres Sööt the film has not been made for those who know nothing or don't want to know about the deportation that took place in June 1941. The film has been dedicated to those who can never again talk about this event, those who passed away because of the unjustness.

  • Saime kokku Solenzaras
    Saime kokku Solenzaras

    2010 | Documentary | Director: Vahur Laiapea

  • The Mission of a Rom
    The Mission of a Rom

    Original title: Mustlase missioon

    2010 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Vahur Laiapea

    Georg Vinogradov has an important mission: to bring the Romanians to Christianity and improve the reputation of the nation for Estonians.

  • Freedom Starts from Within
    Freedom Starts from Within

    Original title: Vabadus algab seest. Kai-Mai Olbri autoportree

    2009 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Kai-Mai Olbri

    This film's central theme is freedom - human and above all artist's freedom: artistic, spiritual and physical, observed retroactively by the author herself. This sincere and confessional biography examines the author's complicated and versatile artistic nature. Marriage to a loved one brings on a clear understanding of responsibility. You become positive, that happy co-existence is what allows a human being to feel free. It is because of that freedom, that you can take on new challenges and understand, that be it painting, writing, acting, or filming - your art is one whole.

  • Our name will be forgotten in the course of time
    Our name will be forgotten in the course of time

    Original title: Ajapikku unustatakse meie nimi

    2008 | Documentary | Director: Andres Sööt

    Documentary by Andres Sööt about the deportation that took place in June 1941 in Estonia. The film has been dedicated to all victims of this event.

  • Ten patriotic speeches
    Ten patriotic speeches

    Original title: Kümme isamaa kõnet

    2007 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Valentin Kuik

    Documentary about Ants Paju's long-time dream to erect a statue of plowing Kalevipoeg in Põltsamaa. His dream comes true thanks to his extraordinary perseverance and donations by numerous people.

  • Heritage Songs from Kihnu Island
    Heritage Songs from Kihnu Island

    Original title: Laulud mere tagant

    2003 | Documentary, Music Documentary | Director: Veiko Taluste

    Documentary about folk singer Virve Järsumägi, also known as Virve of Kihnu, and about the passing of folklore heritage from one generation to another.

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