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  • Northern spirit
    Northern spirit

    Title in Estonian: Põhjavaim

    1982 | Documentary, Portrait | Director: Peep Puks

    Documentary about Mart Saar, founder of Estonian national music style.

  • Land amidst the sea
    Land amidst the sea

    Title in Estonian: Maa keset merd

    1981 | Documentary | Director: Virve Koppel

    The small island of Kihnu and its diligent residents.

  • Test Filming of a King
    Test Filming of a King

    Title in Estonian: Filmiproov kuningast

    1979 | Documentary, Portrait | Director: Toomas Tahvel

    Heartfelt documentary portrait about actor Jüri Järvet.

  • Your own home
    Your own home

    Title in Estonian: Oma kodu

    1979 | Documentary | Director: Valdur Himbek

    City people move to the countryside.

  • I'd like to be at home
    I'd like to be at home

    Title in Estonian: Ma tahaksin kodus olla

    1977 | Documentary, Problem oriented | Director: Julia Guteva-Sillart

    The sad destiny of neglected children.

  • Aegade tuultes. Rauge sügis
    Aegade tuultes. Rauge sügis

    1976 | Documentary, Observation | Director: Erich Rein

  • Woman today
    Woman today

    Title in Estonian: Naine täna

    1974 | Documentary | Director: Reet Kasesalu

    Publicistic documentary about woman and her role in society in 1970s.

  • ... forever rich
    ... forever rich

    Title in Estonian: ... põline rikas

    1972 | Documentary | Director: Arnold Altmäe

    Contemplation on how the new generation of farmers relate to work and home in the countryside.

  • Nippet

    Original title: Krõll

    1972 | Animation, Puppet | Director: Elbert Tuganov

  • Family 28
    Family 28

    Title in Estonian: Perekond 28

    1971 | Amateur films, Newsreel | Director:

    The married writers' couple Enn and Helga Nõu with their children in their hometown Uppsala and in other beautiful places in Sweden in December 1970 and in spring of 1971. Christmas time, spring in the Fiby primeval forest reserve. The family's new motorboat.

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