A New Day Dawns in the Eastern Corner
Estonia regained its independence in 1991. The Bronze Soldier Alyosha, located in the center of Tallinn, remained in its place.
For Estonian nationalists this monument was the symbol for Soviet occupation and marked the beginning of Stalinist repressions. However, for many Russians the monument was one of the few remaining symbols that connected them to Russia and Russian identity.Documentary Alyosha brings us the people who gathered to the Bronze Soldier in 2005-2007 and whose behaviour created a new line in our cultural memory. What mattered were the rituals around the monument, not the monument itself. Differences of opinion about history resulted in tragic conflicts and relocating the monument.
Born in 1954 in Tallinn. 1970 – 1973 studied in Tallinn Marine College. Graduated as a marine engineer. 1976 – 1980 Studied and graduated from Tallinn Music College. 1980 - 1984 Assistant of the director of music and art department of Estonian national TV (ETV).
1980 – 1986 Studied and graduated from Estonian Music Academy. 1987 – 1989 Studies in journalism in Tartu University. 1984 –1996 Director of music and art department of ETV. During those years several TV series and programs were made of Estonian art and music.
Has taken part as a director in several co-productions with German ZDF, Russian Central TV and YLE. 2004 – 2006 and 2008 – present, chairman of the board of Estonian Filmmakers’ Union. Selected films and TV programmes of director Peeter Brambat: Five Seasons, AD Oculos Film, 2000. The Mutiny of the Deities, AD Oculos, 2002. Invitation to the Eternal City, Raamat Film Studio, 2003. Thy Name Be Israel, Adel TV, Estonia, 2004. Blue, Black and White, doc, Videomeedia OÜ, 2005. Mikk – A Portray of Mikk Mikiver, Raamat Film Studio, 2006. A New Day Dawns in the Eastern Corner, AD Oculos Film 2008.
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