Entry 784

Backwoodsman / World Premiere

Mati is a young man from Põlvamaa, who has been observing the changes in Estonian forests during recent years with a growing concern. He has been growing up really close to the natural environment. He knows all of the countless tree species and animals who live in his region and he knows that these days more forests are being cut down than the ecosystems are willing to take - hence the forests are becoming more susceptible to illnesses and various species are dying out. He observes how the National Forestry Management Centre (RMK) gives out instructions to cut down a huge number of trees because of the spread of wood boring beetles in fur forests. By Mati's knowledge, fighting this beetle should be done very differently from what is being done. He is posting videos online about his opinions and is gaining some recognition in the social network. Although he is having supporters, many also devalue his opinions and mock him. Mati does his best to fight against the system that seems to be making rapid and unjustified decisions every day.


Fri 18.0918:00Theatre hall (Lihula)Guests director Maaja Hallik and main character Mati Sepp
Sat 26.0918:00Pärnu Uue Kunsti MuuseumGuests director Maaja Hallik and main character Mati Sepp
Sun 27.0917:00Kilingi-Nõmme klubi
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Title in EstonianMees metsast / esilinastus
Original titleMees metsast
Year of Production2020
Running Time (min)50’
Country of ProductionEstonia
Language of SubtitlesEnglish
DirectorMaaja Hallik
CinematographySuraj Suresh
EditingPatrick Antonjuk
ComposerSamvaran Rai
ProducerMaaja Hallik
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