Sunday October 19, 2013 at TARTU COLLEGE
All day Screening starts at 1:00PM
Estonian Animation » Eesti animatsioon
An hour-long program of critically acclaimed Estonian animation that will astound, entertain and challenge viewers.
- Limonaadi lugu Lemonade tale
- Liivamees Sandguy
- Piloodid koduteel Pilots on the Way Home (WARNING: THE FILM INCLUDES SCENES OF EXPLICIT SEXUAL CONTENT AND NUDITY)
Estonia is a small nation with a big reputation when it comes to animation.
Estonian animation dates back to the 1930s when animators first created short, experimental works. The art form blossomed in the 1950s with puppet animation, and the nation's international reputation continued to grow through its stunning and innovative stop-motion, cel, multi-media and now computer-generated works.
Narva, a border city with Russia is a kind of a no man’s land. The glory days of the border city seem to be in a distant past. Suddenly we have two people looking at Narva from a different perspective: Fjodor is building a giant model of past Narva in the empty Town Hall and Mats, a Swedish real estate developer, wants to change the future of Narva.
Possibility of an Island » Saare Võimalikkusest
The mission of an enlightened or a believing human in this world is to be like a lone island in a bog. If there is a belief, there is a possibility of an island, there is an evidence of an island. On a tiny island in the Baltic Sea, an old priest walks twice a day to the church to do his sermon. It is his duty before God and before whole mankind.
Kelly » Kelly
Meet Kelly Sildaru, a freestyle skiing superstar. In a sport defined by fearlessness and acrobatic skill Kelly possesses both – and she’s just 11 years old. We get a look at how this young Estonian girl has taken the freestyle world by storm, winning competitions across Europe and the U.S. Yet, her success comes with a cost as the demanding sport is taking its toll on Kelly’s body. But through it all Kelly remains a down-to-Earth girl who was born to soar.
Cartoonist » Heinz Valk
This is the story of the man who was cited in President Obama’s speech on September 3rd 2014:
“…it was a dream that found its most eloquent expression in your voices... when Estonians found the courage to stand up against an empire and sing “land of my fathers, land that I love.” And Heinz Valk…spoke for the entire Singing Revolution when he said, “One day, no matter what, we will win!” Need we say more?
Ballet Master » Balletimeister
Internationally recognized choreographer Mai Murdmaa lives for ballet. As we see in this revealing documentary, the grand old lady of dance is obsessed with turning dance into art, but that remains a constant struggle for Murdmaa, who must deal with imperfect dancers, politics and her own stubbornness to bring the sacred, mythical and erotic movement to the stage.
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 nine 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 10th annual EstDocs festival runs from October 16 – 21, 2014
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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