ESTO 2019: Documentary "Coming Home Soon. The Refugee Children from Geislingen"

Sun 30. June 2019 at 15:30 - 17:00

Estonian National Museum, ERM, Jakob Hurt´s Hall · Muuseumi tee 2, Tartu, Estonia

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EstDocs @ESTO presents a documentary by Helga Merits.

What does it mean to leave your loved ones, everything, and everyone you know behind, because war breaks out in your country and your family is in danger? Filmmaker Helga Merits (Class of 1943, The Story of the Baltic University) explores this as she chronicles the lives of some 4000 refugees, including their siblings and parents, who fled from Estonia in 1944. According to one interview, nobody wanted them. They ended up in Geislingen, a refugee camp in Germany, which became a small Estonia with schools, workshops, post office, hospital, newspaper, theater, orchestra and choirs. Their struggle to cope, overcome their circumstances, and build a positive future draws strong parallels with the refugee crisis in Europe today and provides hope and inspiration.

Language: English & Estonian
Text: Estonian/English
Length: 52 min
Country: The Netherlands / Estonia
Year: 2018
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v1tGnLIi-9M

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Organiser

MTÜ ESTO 2019 Peakomitee, Äret Pea

Phone: 0725190480

E-mail: info@estdocs.com

Location

Estonian National Museum, ERM, Jakob Hurt´s Hall · Muuseumi tee 2, Tartu, Estonia

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