established by Tõnu Seilenthal in 2007.
Lennart Meri Waterfowl Fund was established with the objective to preserve the memory of this remarkable Estonian statesman and researcher of Finno-Ugric peoples, and to support creative and social activities among youth for the benefit of Finno-Ugric peoples. Seed capital of the Fund was 100 000 Estonian kroons (ca 6400 EUR). The Fund is managed by a 5-member board and administered by NPO Fenno-Ugria.
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.
Various scenes, timing from the Estonian edition:
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”).