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To Shura

USSR / Estonia, 1990 (MIFF 1991, Documentary)

Director: Henita Lintrop, Hannes Lintrop

Moving documentary about an elderly Russian woman who has been working in isolation on an industrial mountain site in Estonia for more than 40 years. In spite of a hard life of manual labour she still believes in God and human kindness.

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