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I Pärand I
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  • 0h 52 min
  • Documentary

A documentary about the "closed city" of Sillamäe, a city that Stalin founded for the needs of the first atomic bomb built in the Soviet Union. The local Estonian population was almost entirely relocated. The neoclassical resort town was virtually re-built for the new Soviet elite working in uranium enriching factory. The inheritance that period left is a complex one – including radioactive tailing pond. The Soviet hegemony lingers on in Sillamäe, where the tiny Estonian population still strives to retain their culture.

The documentary investigates the multifaceted relationship between state and individual, – how did the closed period condition life in the city today?

"Legacy" is a film about hope, about the human need to believe in oneself.

THE FILM SCREENS IN ESTONIAN, RUSSIAN AND FINNISH, WITH ESTONIAN SUBTITLES.

Director: Eeva Jäntti