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  • Buy an Elephant
    Buy an Elephant

    Original title: Osta elevant ära

    2004 | Documentary, Observation | Director: Õnne Luha

    Documentary about a peculiar community of consumption and communication whose members are dedicated to presentation, testing and selling of cleaning agents.

  • Jaan Elken in Rodney Bradbury's Private Gallery in 1991
    Jaan Elken in Rodney Bradbury's Private Gallery in 1991

    Title in Estonian: Jaan Elken Rodney Bradbury eragaleriis "Ateljee Kransen" 1991

    1991 | Amateur film, Newsreel | Director:

    Jaan Elken with his wife visiting British artist and estophile Rodney Bradbury's private gallery in Uppsala on May 12, 1991.

  • 35 Years Since Enn Nõu's Graduation from Upper Secondary School
    35 Years Since Enn Nõu's Graduation from Upper Secondary School

    Title in Estonian: Enn Nõu gümnaasiumi lõpetamisest 35 aastat

    1988 | Amateur film, Newsreel | Director:

    In May 1988, Enn Nõu recollects his studies as 35 years have passed since he graduated frmo the upper secondary school in Uppsala. Preparational meeting of the party, materials related to the former days at school.

  • Celebrating Mothers' Day in Estonian Congregation in Uppsala in 1988
    Celebrating Mothers' Day in Estonian Congregation in Uppsala in 1988

    Title in Estonian: Emadepäeva pühitsemine Uppsala Eesti koguduses 1988

    1988 | Amateur film, Newsreel | Director:

    Celebration of the Mothers' Day at the St. Michael's Church, Uppsala on May 8, 1988. Performance by clarinetist Ilmar Olesk. Speech in the congregation house by Virve Aruoja.

  • Educational Day of Estonian Committee in Stockholm in 1988
    Educational Day of Estonian Committee in Stockholm in 1988

    Title in Estonian: Eesti komitee kasvatuspäev Stockholmis 1988

    1988 | Amateur film, Newsreel | Director:

    19th Education Day, organized by the Estonian Committee, is held in Stockholm on January 9, 1988. Discussions about teaching and preserving Estonian language were held. The evening continued with the Christmas party of the Estonian Committee.

  • Church Service for Mothers' Day in Uppsala in 1987
    Church Service for Mothers' Day in Uppsala in 1987

    Title in Estonian: Emadepäeva jumalateenistus Uppsalas 1987

    1987 | Amateur film, Newsreel | Director:

    Church service for the Mothers' Day held in St. Michael's Church and the congregation house in Uppsala on May 10, 1987. Performance by the choir of the Stockholm Estonian Elementary School conducted by Heli Siikanen. Speech by Eero Paldrok.

  • David Papp at the Gathering in Uppsala Estonian Home 1987
    David Papp at the Gathering in Uppsala Estonian Home 1987

    Title in Estonian: David Papp klubiõhtul Uppsala Eesti Kodus 1987

    1987 | Amateur film, Newsreel | Director:

    David Papp, maritime historian of Estonian origin, talks about the seafarers from Estonian islands and the history of shipping trade at the gathering in Estonian Home, Uppsala on May 9, 1987.

  • 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.

  • Sergei Bondartšuk Tallinnas
    Sergei Bondartšuk Tallinnas

    1979 | Documentary, Observation | Director: Igor Kurve

  • Kalju Lepik with his Family in Askvägen on January 17, 1976
    Kalju Lepik with his Family in Askvägen on January 17, 1976

    Title in Estonian: Kalju Lepik perega Askvägenil 17.01.1976

    1976 | Amateur film, Newsreel | Director:

    Kalju Lepik with his family in Askvägen on January 17, 1976.

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