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Monday, July 16 at 9pm the Swedish-Estonian folk music band Fränder will be perfoming in Toronto at Burdock Brewery. More information about the band here. Ticket info here.

Together as FRÄNDER

Wednesday, May 16 at 7pm at Tartu College, Sven Lepa, guest from the National Archives of Estonia, will be giving a lecture on the topic How to Research Your Roots With a Computer on Your Sofa? Sven will introduce the various uses of the databases and digital collections at the National Archives, with focus on the context of researching one's family history.

Sven Lepa

In Estonian.
No admission fee. 
A small donation would be appreciated.

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Wednesday, May 9 at 7pm at Tartu College, Estonian Music Week and EstDocs present the Canadian premiere screening of the documentary Arvo Pärt - Even if I Lose Everything (2015). In Estonian with English subtitles. The screening will be followed by a lottery with exciting prizes, including tickets to EMW concerts. 

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Monday, April 30 at 11:45am Raimo Jõerand ja Kiur Aarma's new Estonian documentary Rodeo (2018) will be screened a second time in collaboration with our Bloor St. Culture Corridor partner Hot Docs. The film will be screened at the Tiff Bell Lightbox (350 King St. W.) and is part of the official 25th Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival program.
 
About the film:
Just over 25 short years ago, Estonia was still an occupied country. Far from the independent democratic nation it is today, it was locked under Soviet military control and ingrained communism. The heroes and hijinks that forced the country's leap towards free thought and the free market are subject of this spirited look at a not-so-distant history. In 1992, Estonia held its first free elections since the Second World War, and saw 32-year-old upstart Mart Laar become Europe's youngest prime minister. With unparalleled access and unearthed archives, filmmakers Raimo Jõerand and Kiur Aarma reconstruct the unbridled policies, legal-ish currency conversions and social sea change that forced citizens to risk complete uncertainty to join the 21st century. Laar himself tells the story, along with other key actors in his political theatre, of just how wild the eastern bloc had to get in order to reach the west.

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In Estonian with English subtitles.

Tickets: www.hotdocs.ca

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Sunday, April 29 at 6:15pm Raimo Jõerand ja Kiur Aarma's new Estonian documentary Rodeo (2018) will be screened. VEMU is happy to be the media partner to our Bloor St. Culture Corridor partner organization Hot Docs. The film will be screened at the Scotiabank Theatre (259 Richmond St. W.) and is part of the official 25th Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival program.
 
About the film:
Just over 25 short years ago, Estonia was still an occupied country. Far from the independent democratic nation it is today, it was locked under Soviet military control and ingrained communism. The heroes and hijinks that forced the country's leap towards free thought and the free market are subject of this spirited look at a not-so-distant history. In 1992, Estonia held its first free elections since the Second World War, and saw 32-year-old upstart Mart Laar become Europe's youngest prime minister. With unparalleled access and unearthed archives, filmmakers Raimo Jõerand and Kiur Aarma reconstruct the unbridled policies, legal-ish currency conversions and social sea change that forced citizens to risk complete uncertainty to join the 21st century. Laar himself tells the story, along with other key actors in his political theatre, of just how wild the eastern bloc had to get in order to reach the west.

RODEO 1


In Estonian with English subtitles.

Tickets: www.hotdocs.ca

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t. 416 925 9405













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