Friday October 18, 2013 at ISABEL BADER THEATRE
6:00PM Reception (Cash Bar) Expect yummy kringel!
All evening films include post-screening discussion led by Marek Tamm.
GALA PRESENTATION Sponsored By...
|Toronto Eesti Ühispank
Estonian Toronto Credit Union
Directors: Maureen Castle Tusty, Bestor Cram, and Mike Majoros
Length: 55 minutes
Language: English & Estonian w/ subtitles
EstDocs 2013 is proud to present the follow-up to the critically acclaimed documentary The Singing Revolution, which won top prize at EstDocs 2007 and went on to thrill audiences worldwide. We return to Estonia's most important cultural event, Laulupidu, or Song Festival, as seen through the eyes of a children's choir from Oakland, California, who have been invited to perform amongst the 30,000 singers who assemble every five years on the hallowed Festival grounds to raise their voices to the heavens, unite as a people and "breathe as one." Moving and inspiring, this is a film you don't want to miss (and bring a hankie, you'll need it).
"Üheshingamine" kajastab Eesti ühiskonna suursündmust, Laulupidu, läbi kahe dirigendi ja sõbra, ameeriklase Bob Geary ja eestlase Aarne Saluveeri, silmade. Bob Geary Piedmonti noortekoor saabub 2009. aasta laulupeole Californiast. Tegemist on kollektiiviga, kes teab Eestist õige vähe ja esindab teatud laadi "kultuuride kokkupõrget". See koor tuleb üritusele teadmisega, et osaleb suurel kontserdil, ning lahkub tõdemusega, et laulupeo ajalooline ja tundmuslik mõju on midagi märksa enamat kui oodatud. Laiemas haardes kajastab film 2009. aasta laulupidu ning tutvustab ürituse dünaamilist kujunemislugu ajaloo kontekstis.
EstDocs is a not-for-profit Estonian Documentary film festival and competition held in Toronto that presents the unheard stories from the Baltic nation of Estonia. Its mission is to provide a 360 perspective on Estonian history, politics, arts, culture and more.
During the past eight years EstDocs has raised the profile of up-and-coming filmmakers and has had the pleasure of featuring the country's top internationally recognized filmmakers. All public screenings are either in English or have English subtitles.
The 9th annual EstDocs festival runs from October 17 – 22, 2013
EstDocs is presented by Tartu College, whose mandate is to study and promote culture through the literature, music and art of minority nationalities in Canada, particularly those of the Baltics.
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