Friday, October 16, 2015 at Bloor Hot Docs Cinema
6:30PM Reception (Cash Bar)
7:30PM Short Film Awards
Please join us at our 2015 festival! Expect best of Estonian cuisine and yummy kringel!
All evening films include post-screening discussion led by Joonas Hellerma.
Those Who Dare » Need, kes julgevad
Director: Ólafur Rögnvaldsson
Length: 55 minutes
Language: Icelandic, Latvian, Lithuanian, Estonian, English, w/English subtitles
When Mikhail Gorbachev rose to power in 1985, his reform policy sparked an independence movement in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. But as the Baltic states’ claims for independence from Soviet occupation were met with silence from the international community in the years 1989–1991, the Icelandic minister of foreign affairs Jón Baldvin Hannibalsson single-mindedly advocated for a “new security order.” The screenwriter of Those Who Dare, Kolfinna Baldvinsdóttir, reveals the personal story of her father’s involvement as a spokesman for democracy in Europe and in challenging a WWII legacy in Europe as Iceland’s former minister of foreign affairs.
Jón Baldvin Hannibalsson, endine Islandi välisminister sattus 1991. aastal enesegi jaoks mõneti ootamatult ajaloosündmuste näitelavale ning sai hiljem Baltimaade hääleks rahvusvahelisel areenil. Augustiputši järel astus väike Island esimesena suure sammu, taastunnustades Eesti Vabariiki juba kaks päeva pärast iseseisvuse väljakuulutamist. Hannibalsson kutsus kolme Balti riigi välisministrid kohe Islandile ning 26. augustil kirjutasid nad Reykjavíkis alla ühisdeklaratsioonile diplomaatiliste suhete kehtestamiseks. Lugu kõigist neist, kes julgesid midagi ära teha siis, kui teised olid vait.
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 ten 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.
This year's EstDocs festival runs from October 15 – 20, 2015
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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