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  • The Little Comrade
    The Little Comrade

    Original title: Seltsimees laps

    2018 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Moonika Siimets

    Six-year-old Leelo’s mother is deported to a Siberian prison camp during Stalinist repressions. The little girl tries to be as good as she can in the belief that this will bring her mother back home.

  • 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.

  • Disco and Atomic War
    Disco and Atomic War

    Original title: Disko ja tuumasõda

    2009 | Documentary | Director: Jaak Kilmi

    Playful documentary by Jaak Kilmi and Kiur Aarma about the development of their generation during the Soviet era where the totalitarian power confronted the heroes of pop culture and the Finnish Television was the window to the world of dreams.

  • 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.

  • Arnold Rüütel. Unfinished sentence
    Arnold Rüütel. Unfinished sentence

    Original title: Arnold Rüütel. Lõpetamata lause

    2006 | Documentary | Director: Vahur Laiapea

    The documentary was finished before the presidential election in 2007; it opposes the speeches and interviews held by Arnold Rüütel during the Soviet era with the ones held during the period of Estonia regaining its independence.

  • Amazonia III - Vana Merekindlus
    Amazonia III - Vana Merekindlus

    2000 | Documentary | Director: Laine-Astrid Bils

  • Isake Dracula. Eesti variant
    Isake Dracula. Eesti variant

    1993 | Documentary | Director: Leo Ilves

  • Südamelaul
    Südamelaul

    1991 | Documentary | Director: Kersti Uibo

  • Kaalukas panus
    Kaalukas panus

    1990 | Documentary, Problem oriented | Director: Mart Taevere

    This is a film about the last red vicegerent of Estonia - the secretary of the Estonian Communist Party Central Comittee.

  • 40 aastat märtsiküüditamisest.Meenutab tartlanna Linda Lippert.
    40 aastat märtsiküüditamisest.Meenutab tartlanna Linda Lippert.

    1989 | Newsreels, Newsreels 1940 II half-1991 | Director: Heli Speek

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