Thursday, 10 March 2016

Film: Estonia in the 1930s

A rare Estonian film has emerged from Canada showing life in Estonia during 1938-1939.  This bittersweet film reminds us of the former glory days of Estonia before it endured a horrendous fate. 

I remember a few years ago a distant relative now living in Brazil told me that this era in Estonian history was absolutely blissful. People worked hard, prospered and the era was characterised by a spirit of relentless optimism. 'Rich or poor, people were happy' she said. I think most Estonians would agree.