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Photographer Jimmy Nelson photographs Estonia’s indigenous Seto people

The renowned English-Dutch photographer, Jimmy Nelson, photographed Seto people during his recent visit to Estonia. “On a recent visit to my exhibition at Fotografiska Tallinn, I had the privilege to visit the Seto people of southern Estonia. This unexpected extraordinary day with these beautiful people opened a whole new world …

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An Estonian museum relives history by printing “The Little Prince”

Publishing a limited letterpress edition of “The Little Prince” allows the Print and Paper Museum in Tartu to better preserve historic skills. The Print and Paper Museum, based in the second largest town in Estonia, Tartu, is unique in the entire Baltic region. It collects printing equipment from the last …

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Chasing Unicorns: A hilarious new movie about Estonian entrepreneurs taking on the world

Estonia’s startup community is already famous around the world, not least for producing four “unicorn” startups valued at more than USD1 billion; now, though, Estonia’s startup community has finally made it to the big screen. “Chasing Unicorns” (“Ükssarvik” in Estonian) is a hilarious new movie told from the perspective of …

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Estonian-American curator Juri Koll brings Basquiat and Warhol to Tallinn

An extensive international art exhibit, “Edge to Edge”, opened at Tallinn’s Fahle Gallery on 26 August; the exhibition, curated by the Los Angeles-based Estonian American curator, Juri Koll, brings the works by the likes of Jean-Michel Basquiat and Andy Warhol to the Estonian capital. The international joint exhibition focuses on …

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Estonia submits “Truth and Justice” for the foreign language Oscar consideration

The Estonian Film Institute has selected Tanel Toom’s drama, “Truth and Justice”, as the country’s nomination for the foreign language Academy Award. The film, released domestically in February 2019, is based in part on the five-volume book series by Anton Hansen Tammsaare (1878-1940). His pentalogy, “Truth and Justice” (“Tõde ja õigus” …

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An Estonian nature documentary wins the best feature award in Mexico

“The Wind Sculpted Land”, an Estonian nature documentary by Joosep Matjus, won the best feature film award at the Environmental Film Festival of Tulum in Mexico. The Tulum festival was created with the aim of drawing Caribbean people’s attention to environmental issues; but, in addition, in order to attract attention …

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Four exhibitions open a world class photography space in Tallinn

Fotografiska Tallinn, inspired by the Stockholm-based internationally renowned cultural place for the world’s best photography, has opened in the Estonian capital with exhibits by four distinguished photographers, including the globally successful Jimmy Nelson. The privately-owned photographic art centre, Fotografiska Tallinn, including an exhibitions and events area, a café, restaurant, and photography art …

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Gallery: The people of the Estonian Song Celebration

While most of the attention at the Estonian Song Celebration 2019 was naturally drawn to the performers, Estonian World walked among the 100,000-strong audience at the Tallinn Song Festival Grounds and took snapshots of the diverse public at the joyful event. Estonia’s cherished Song Celebration that, in 2019, celebrated its …

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