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Kumu Documentary: KALEVIPOJA KANGELASJOOKS/BLOSSOM WITH TEARS

Kumu Documentary: KALEVIPOJA KANGELASJOOKS/BLOSSOM WITH TEARS

Time: 01.03.17  18:00–19:03
Location: Kumu auditorium
Price: Free of charge

Kalevipoja kangelasjooks

Dir Reimo Ruubel, Estonia 2016, 25 min

In Estonian

This short film is about a mythological ultra-run inspired by the Estonian National epic Kalevipoeg. In six days, seven heroes completed an adventurous 376-km course, which was quite an experience even for the most skilful runners.

This journey was a physical challenge, but even more a spiritual journey about self-discovery and self-awareness, where different obstacles were faced and conquered. Throughout the film, astonishing Estonian nature is introduced, serving up a variety of landscapes: sea and water, forests and swamps, roads and trails. The documentary offers an overview of different events, adventures and opportunities to find one’s own way in order to then go back to everyday life and live out the discovered humanity and one’s full potential.

 

Blossom With Tears

Dir Huaqing Jin
China 2012, 38 min

With English subtitles

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The Documentary follows Yuan and Xiang as they study and train at the Wuqiao Acrobatic School in China. The film portrays the pressure the young children carry throughout the years in order to improve life not only for themselves, but also for their families.