The Shadow of the Monument

    • Johan Zielstra, Bernt Chr. Middelthon
    • Netherlands, The, Norway, Estonia
    • 25 min
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    In the early morning of 27th of April 2007, the Estonian authorities relocated a monument dedicated to World War II, "The Bronze Soldier", from its original in the centre of Tallinn to a military cemetery nearby. This action caused two days of riots, - a situation that Estonia had not experienced since the country became independent from the Soviet Union in August 1991. The documentary <> gives an account of what happened in Tallinn in the end of April 2007. But also brings into focus the problems that exist between ethnic Russians on the one side and ethnic Estonians on the other. The 22nd September 2007 Russians in Tallinn will celebrate the 63rd anniversary of the liberation of Tallinn from the German occupation in 1944. On the same day ethnic Estonians will commemorate the start of 47 years of Soviet occupation. Will the Bronze Soldier again cast its shadow over Estonia?


    Johan Zielstra, Bernt Chr. Middelthon
    Johan Zielstra for Soulman Productions


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