Year of the Dragon
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Year of the Dragon

1988 58m Documentary Tallinnfilm

  • Audio: Estonian
    Subtitles: English, Russian

The year of 1988 in Estonia was exceptional- it came as a surprise for everyone that all of a sudden national symbols were allowed; expressions of no confidence were addressed towards the leaders of Communist Party and Estonian government; the Popular Front of Estonia and Estonian Green Movement but also the Intermovement (the Workers International Movement of the Estonian Soviet Socialist Republic) were founded. Estonian Heritage Society restored the monuments of the War of independence; the facts about war crimes during the Stalinist regime were disclosed and - imagine that! - the representatives of Estonian Republic went against the central authorities in Moscow. Events in Estonia draw international attention. Is all this possible in a totalitarian state? This documentary chronicle gives a plausibe interpretation of the events that took place in Estonia in 1988, of the changes in people's lives and the awakening after a 48-year-long period of darkness.

Prize, Estonian Documentary Film Festival (Rakvere Film Club, USSR), 1989, 1st Place.
Participation, Munich International Documentary Film Festival - DOK.FEST (Germany), 1989.
Participation, Amsterdam Film Festival (Netherlands), 1989.
Participation, EstDocs - Estonian Documentary Film Festival (Toronto, Canada), 2011.

  • Director
    • Andres Sööt
  • Writer
    • Andres Sööt
  • Camera Operator
    • Andres Sööt
  • Voice-over
    • Andres Tarand
  • Composer
    • Erkki-Sven Tüür
  • Sound Designer
    • Jaak Elling
  • Editor
    • Marju Juhkum
  • Colorist
    • Andres Sööt / Tanel Viksi


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