Ülo Kirs, born in Saaremaa in 1926, was only a 4 years old boy when his mother was diagnosed as having leprosy and taken away to be kept in leprosarium. In 1945, he fought with the Germans in the 2nd World War, and at the age of 20 was building Becker Harbor in Tallin as a Soviet prisoner of war. An illusory freedom arrived when Ülo got infected with leprosy and was taken from the prison to leprosarium in Kuuda - the same one where his mother was. In 1963, after a serious argument with the head of the leprosarium, he was transferred to Talsi leprosarium in Latvia, where he has been staying till today. The second person featured in the film is a medical worker Anne Sarv who has dedicated her life to helping and caring for people diagnosed with leprosy.
The film brings together people who would not probably meet otherwise, and makes them move towards a common goal. This is a story about crossing the thresholds. In 2007, there was the beauty contest for finding the most beautiful disabled young woman in Estonia. The contest was held with the help of the „real“ beauty queens – Miss Estonia and Miss Tallinn 2007 Viktoria with their fellow contestants. The first part of the film introduces Leena and Triinu – two disabled young women preparing for the contest. However, the winner is 32-year-old Pille from Saaremaa island. Pille's lifelong dream has been filmmaking – now she can start making her dreams come true. She is being helped by director Peeter Simm. The documentary ends with Pille's first 5-minute-long film titled „Mother and people around her“.
The Mission of a Rom
50-year old Georg Vinogradov is the pastor at the Estonian Christian Pentecostal Church in the city of Võru. Georg believes that life for the Roma is in deep crisis. The community is divided with each man for his own and Romas deceiving Romas. Georg believes that his people are in need of a second coming, a spiritual rebirth. At the centre of this film is the relationship, possibly even conflict between a Christian world view and the traditional Roma world. The Roma community has maintained its identity through distinctiveness and through opposition to the surrounding culture. Independence and freedom have remained key values. How to develop and adapt, while at the same time remaining true to oneself is the central theme of this documentary.
Doctor Grossmann's Land of the Gods
Galina Grossmann is a Doctor of Biological Sciences, a health advisor, composer, singer, dancer and painter. In the summer of 2008 her newest musical creation was premiered at the Munalaskme Nursing Home. It is the story of Jesus Christ, who did not die on the cross and was brought by spirits to the land of the Gods, drawn by fifteen horses. Those spirits were Estonian spirits. That land was Estonia. This film is about the land of the Gods and a person at play.
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