Monday October 21, 2013 at EESTI MAJA
6:00PM Doors Open (Concession & Cash Bar) Expect yummy kringel!
All evening films include post-screening discussion led by Marek Tamm.
Director: Kadriann Kibus
Length: 52 minutes
Language: Russian & Estonian w/ subtitles
Homeless Nadežda cannot cope with the death of her husband, while pigeon-breeder Oleg has lost his job and is in failing health. How do two people who have lost everything that was once important to them keep going? Nadežda hopes to find solace in the Russian Orthodox Church being built nearby, and Oleg has his flock, but is that enough? Pigeons is a creative documentary about people who will not be shooed away like the birds that line our streets looking for scraps to survive.
Kodutu Nadežda ei suuda leppida oma abikaasa surmaga ja loodab, et ühel päeval viib Jumal nad jälle kokku. Turvamees Oleg on kaotanud töö ja tervise. Millest ammutada jõudu, kui kõik oluline on kadunud? Kas usust? Usust küll, aga millesse? Kummalise pildina kerkib keset halli magala rajooni traditsiooniline õigeusu kirik. Kiriku juurde tuleb palju inimesi, kuid Nadežda ja Oleg peavad leidma oma lootuse ja armastuse mujalt.
Director: Leeni Linna
Length: 67 minutes
Language: Estonian & Russian w/ subtitles
There's something unreal about seeing an Estonian flag flying from a tank travelling through the dusty terrain of Afghanistan, but that's where Leeni Linna's compelling, up-close-and-personal documentary takes us as she accompanies a band of Estonian soldiers on tour in the embattled country. Each man feels the weight of their mission, some, like Jaan, deal with feelings of guilt over the death of a comrade, while Estonian-Russian Andrei, who lost part of his leg in a previous tour and is recovering in Estonia, questions his ability to serve once more.
Veregrupp on mõtlik dokumentaalfilm eesti kutselistest missioonisõduritest kes osalevad Afganistani sõjas. Läbi sõjameeste intiimsete pihtimuste ja eluohtlike olukordade moodustub siiras portree Afganistanis teenivate eesti poiste argipäevast. Nende stressirohke töö ja painav hirm jalgadest ilma jääda kõlavad kokku Afganistani sõjas kaks aastat tagasi jala kaotanud Andrei saatusega. Naasnud kodumaale, pingutab Andrei täiest hingest, et oma füüsilist invaliidsust trotsides verevendadega sõjatandril taas ühineda. Milline on sõduri vaimne teekond, tema vastutus oma relvavendade, pere ja kohaliku rahva ees?
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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