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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Names in Marble
    Names in Marble

    Original title: Nimed marmortahvlil

    2002 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Elmo Nüganen

    The debut film by director Elmo Nüganen is based on the novel "Names in Marble" by Albert Kivikas. The film is a patriotic war drama telling the story of schoolboys in the Estonian War of Independence and of the days and nights of these young volunteer fighters. The film is full of dangers, challenges, pain and exaltation, entwined by a beautiful story of young love.

  • Pro Patria ad Astra
    Pro Patria ad Astra

    2002 | Documentary | Director: Laine-Astrid Bils

  • His Majesty`s Warship
    His Majesty`s Warship

    Original title of the film: Tema Majesteedi sõjalaev

    2001 | Documentary | Director: Indrek Kangur

    The film is dedicated to the sailors who fought in the Estonian War of Independence (start title). Actions of the British Royal Naval squadron in the Gulf of Finland in years of the Estonian War of Independence and story of perishing of the minesweeper sloop HMS Myrtle.

  • Lipule…güüsile…valvel!
    Lipule…güüsile…valvel!

    1996 | Documentary | Director: Toivo Kuzmin

  • Birth of the Statehood
    Birth of the Statehood

    Original title: Riigiks saamine

    1993 | Documentary | Director: Heikki Aasaru

  • Estonian Defence
    Estonian Defence

    Original title: Eesti kaitse

    1993 | Documentary | Director: Andres Sööt

    Documentary by Andres Sööt about the history of national defence in pre-war Estonia and the management of national defence after Estonia regained independence.

  • Jaan Tõnisson 1868…
    Jaan Tõnisson 1868…

    1993 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Peep Puks

  • Riigivanem I
    Riigivanem I

    1991 | Documentary | Director: Mark Soosaar

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