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  • The Kazõm Report
    The Kazõm Report

    2015 | Students film, Documentary | Director: Laura Kõiv

    Documentary about Khanty children and bout their games and worldview.

  • Teade parlamendile
    Teade parlamendile

    1989 | Documentary, Antropological | Director: Valentin Kuik

  • The Sons of Torum
    The Sons of Torum

    Original title:Toorumi pojad

    1989 | Documentary, Antropological | Director: Lennart Meri

    An ancient Khanty bear feast ritual, estimated to be about 3000 years old, was filmed in Western Siberia, in Khantia-Mansia, at the Agan River, a tributary of the Ob, in September 1985 and in August 1988. Participants in the ceremony held at a Khanty summer camp included singers of old songs who travelled to the ritual place from several hundred kilometres away.

  • The Sounds of Kaleva
    The Sounds of Kaleva

    Original title: Kaleva hääled

    1986 | Documentary | Director: Lennart Meri

    Three-act documentary essay directed by Lennart Meri about memory and the historical cultural connections between the Finno-Ugric peoples.

  • Tee

    1982 | Documentary | Director: Toivo Elme

  • Tuhandeaastane Muusikafilm
    Tuhandeaastane Muusikafilm

    1978 | Documentary, Antropological | Director: Mark Soosaar

  • The Waterfowl People
    The Waterfowl People

    Original title: Veelinnu rahvas

    1970 | Documentary, Antropological | Director: Lennart Meri

    A documentary about the cultural and linguistic ties of the Finno-Ugric and Samoyedic peoples. Speakers of the Kamassian, Nenets, Khanty, Komi, Mari and Karelian languages were filmed in their everyday settings in 1969 and 1970. The footage was shot in Nenetsia, Khantia-Mansia, Uzbekistan, the Komi Republic, Mari El, Karelia and Estonia.

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Eesti parim kolmanda sektori e-teenus 2015

Republic of Estonia Information System Authority jury comprising industry experts selected the Estonian Film Database to be the winner in civil society e-services category for 2015

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The database is maintained by NGO Estonian Film Database. It was opened on 12.12.2012 and is meant for providing information about the whole Estonian film heritage from 1912. We plan fully complete it by 2022 but already now full and partial entries for about 16 000 films, 9000 filmmakers and more than 200 production companies could be retrieved in Estonian and partly in English. Translation of film descriptions and keywords into English is an ongoing process. Read more detailed overview.

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