Veelinnurahvas or “The Waterfowl People” is a documentary by Estonian Lennart Meri (1929-2006) released in 1970. It depicts the contemporary life of several Finno-Ugric and Samoyedic people in Northern Europe and Siberia.
Meri later produced six other documentaries about these people. These films area available on DVD with English subtitles under the title Lennart Meri soome-ugri rahvaste filmientsüklopeedia DVD (“Lennart Meri’s Finno-Ugric Peoples Film Encyclopedia DVD”).
This documentary is about a Forest Nenets social activist and writer Yuri Vella who left his village for the taiga to become a reindeer herder.
Scriptwriter, director, camera and producer: Liivo Niglas Produced in 2003 Duration: 58 min In Russian and Nenets languages Copies available with English, Russian, French and Estonian subtitles DVD
Authors:Madis Arukask and Taisto Kalevi Raudalainen Director: Maarika Lauri ETV 2006 DVD
A study on Udmurt identity, or an audiovisually documented socio-cultural portrait of Udmurts.
Nikodemus Film 2002 Authors: Liis Ruussaar, Kristel Kaljund In Udmurt language with Estonian subtitles DVD 34 min
Documentary about ethnic identity, assimilation and ethnic politics in contemporary Russia on the example of one Finno-Ugric people – Komi-Permyaks. Author: Indrek Jääts Director and Camera: Maido Selgmäe Producer: Pille Runnel / Estonian National Museum Supporters: Eesti Kultuurkapital, Hõimurahvaste Programm Languages: Estonian, Russian, English Duration: 57 min DVD
Documentary about Seto people who live across the Estonian-Russian border and their culture. Script: Silvia Karro, Peeter Brambat Director: Peeter Brambat DVD 55 min
Documentary about the situation and problems of Finno-Ugric languages