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  • The Tour of Dreams
    The Tour of Dreams

    Original title: Unistus Ameerika tuurist

    2021 | Documentary, Music Documentary | Director: Madis Ligema, Taavi Arus

    When no public recognition at home, a gospel band Robirohi plans the tour to the source of gospel music, to perform at the halls of fame in Kentucky, USA.

  • Border Youth
    Border Youth

    Original title: Noored piiril

    2019 | Documentary | Director: Aleksandr Heifets

  • Südametunnistus mobiiltelefonis
    Südametunnistus mobiiltelefonis

    2016 | Documentary | Director: Märten Vaher

  • Blood Type
    Blood Type

    Original title (in Estonian): "Veregrupp"

    2013 | Documentary, Students film | Director: Leeni Linna

  • Old Clown
    Old Clown

    Original title: Vana kloun

    2011 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Manfred Vainokivi

    Documentary film tells a story of legendary Soviet time clown Sergey Fatkin. Due to popularity he was allowed to pass iron curtain and visit 35 countries in times when many Soviets didn’t see any foreign country ever. At Paris nightclub Olympia Fatkin performed together with Jaques Brel. Later on Sergei Fatkin made a fatal mistake smuggling Alexander Solzhenitsyn’s Gulag Archipelago into the country. Officially banned book was hand copied and passed around. KGB soon traced down Sergei Fatkin and the legendary clown was arrested, liberated from his titles, awards and private possessions. Ironically – the man who had passed around a book about Soviet prisons was imprisoned for years. Nowadays Sergei Fatkin, free again, is still working modestly as a clown, performing at kindergartens mostly.

  • Your Ticket, Please!
    Your Ticket, Please!

    Original title: Teie pilet, palun!

    2008 | Documentary | Director: Epp Kubu

  • Afanassi
    Afanassi

    2005 | Documentary, Observation | Director: Liina Triškina-Vanhatalo

    Documentary about Afanassi Triškin's and his granddaughter Liina Triškina's journey to Afanassi's first home in Central Russia.

  • Lost Twin
    Lost Twin

    Original title of the film: "Valga-Tallinn-Valga"

    2001 | Documentary, Problem oriented | Director: Andres Arro, Aivo Spitsonok

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