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  • Taagepera

    2019 | Documentary, Portrait | Director: Peeter Simm

  • Everyday Mysticism
    Everyday Mysticism

    Original title: Vello Salo. Igapäevaelu müstika

    2018 | Documentary, Portrait | Director: Jaan Tootsen

    A story about a trickster priest preparing to leave this world.

  • It All Happened In Võru
    It All Happened In Võru

    Original title (in Võro): Kõik sündü Võrol

    2018 | Documentary | Director: Ruti Murusalu

    An emotional documentary about life in a small Estonian town during 100 years.

  • Gerassimov's Women
    Gerassimov's Women

    Original title: Gerassimovi naised

    2017 | Documentary | Director: Birgit Rosenberg

    Humorous and thoughtful insight to the past and present life of Estonain border-town of Narva as reflected through the elderly women's thoughts and everyday realities.

  • Living Together a la Sri Lanka
    Living Together a la Sri Lanka

    Original title: Kooselu Sri Lanka moodi

    2016 | Documentary | Director: Mati Kark

    The authors of the documentary are searching for the formulas of integration and peaceful co-habitations together with the residents of post-civil war Sri Lanka – tea pickers, fishermen, sellers, workers of the tourism centre and especially guide Michael.

  • Interview with Roman Toi in Tallinn on July 21, 2011
    Interview with Roman Toi in Tallinn on July 21, 2011

    Title in Estonian: Roman Toi intervjuu Tallinnas 21.07.2011

    2011 | Amateur films, Newsreel | Director:

    Interview with choirmaster Roman Toi, also an alumnus of fraternity "Vironia", held in Tallinn on July 21st, 2011.

  • Gotland-Saaremaa. Sõsarsaared
  • Expatriate Estonians in Australia, Film No. 6. Part 1
    Expatriate Estonians in Australia, Film No. 6. Part 1

    Title in Estonian: Austraalia eestlased 6. film, I jagu

    1995-1996 | Amateur films, Newsreel | Director: Lembit Blauhut

    Life of expatriate Estonians in Canberra, Australia - past times and at the present day. The life story of a famous scientist Armin Öpik.

  • Kaugete aegade lugu
    Kaugete aegade lugu

    1990 | Documentary | Director: Tõnis Kask, Kaarel Siniveer

  • Pärnu Beach House and Beach Hotel, Jannsen House on June 25, 1990
    Pärnu Beach House and Beach Hotel, Jannsen House on June 25, 1990

    Title in Estonian: Pärnu rannahoone ja rannahotell, Jannseni maja 25.06.1990

    1990 | Amateur films, Newsreel | Director:

    Helga, Laine and Enn Nõu in Pärnu on June 25, 1990. Views of Pärnu, the beach and the beach house, beach hotel and Lydia Koidula Museum.

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