ESTO 2019: Documentary "Ahto. Chasing The Dream"

Tue 2. July 2019 at 13:00 - 14:45

Creative City, Performance Art Theatre · Telliskivi 60a/9, Tallinn, Estonia

EstDocs @ESTO presents a new documentary by Jaanis Valk about a global Estonian and sailor Aho Valter.

Ahto Valter had a constant craving for adventure. From 1930 to 1937, the young Estonian sailor crossed the Atlantic Ocean five times in a small sailboat, becoming an instant celebrity as he broke speed records and made headlines news. Still, he thirsted for more. In 1938, Valter climbed aboard a schooner with his wife, one-and-a-half year old son, and a crew of 17 to chase his dream of sailing around the world. Weaving together rare footage, Valter’s diaries, and excerpts from an interview with his son, the film documents how Valter overcame mutiny, storms, accidents at sea, reefs, and the outbreak of World War II, returning to port 18 months later to find a changed, war-torn world, in which he could no longer go back home.

Languages: Estonian and English
Film was made 2018 in Estonia
Director: Jaanis Valk
Producer: Erik Norkroos
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8OE4ovIyatgC

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MTÜ ESTO 2019 Peakomitee

Phone: 0725190480

E-mail: info@estdocs.com

Location

Creative City, Performance Art Theatre · Telliskivi 60a/9, Tallinn, Estonia

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