Homing Beyond (Põlvkond piiri taga) w/Q&A

This event is hosted by the San Francisco Estonian Society, in cooperation with the Consulate General of Estonia in San Francisco. The film production is supported by Estonian Film Institute (Filipp Kruusvall), Cultural Endowment of Estonia, Estonian Public Broadcasting (Viola Salu) and Postimees Fund (Terje Toomistu’s Noor-Eesti grant). The film is produced in collaboration with the University of Tartu’s Department of Ethnology as part of Terje Toomistu’s project “Young Estonians Abroad” (www.eva.ut.ee).

Homing Beyond is Terje Toomistu’s documentary about young people (who primarily came of age after Estonia joined the European union) who have left for various reasons.

Homing Beyond brings to the viewer a story about Estonians with colorful destinies living in different parts of the world, who honestly and openly share their personal stories, thoughts and feelings about migration, belonging and roots.

The film will be followed by a discussion with Terje Toomistu and local Estonians who belong to the generation depicted in the film. The film is in Estonian with English subtitles.


Dir. Terju Toomistu. 30 minutes. Digital.

Dr Terje Toomistu is a documentary film-maker and an anthropologist, a Research Fellow at the University of Tartu’s Department of Ethnology, whose prime areas of focus are gender, mobility, and affect. She received her PhD degree in Ethnology as well as two MA degrees (cum laude) in Ethnology and in Communication Studies from the University of Tartu. She has been a Fulbright Fellow at the University of California Berkeley and a visiting researcher at the University of Amsterdam, Department of Anthropology. She has also lived and studied in France, Russia, and Indonesia. 

Toomistu’s major research projects cover Indonesian gender and sexuality and the late Soviet non-conformist youth. She has curated exhibitions in the U.K., Germany, Canada, and Sweden, and given lectures and seminars at universities internationally. With a filmography including „Veins of the Amazon“ (2021, co-directed with Alvaro Sarmiento and Diego Sarmiento), an award-winning „Soviet Hippies“ (2017) and „Wariazone“ (2011, co-directed with Kiwa), her work as a documentary film-maker has been featured widely in international press, including The Guardian and The Economist.


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Homing Beyond (Põlvkond piiri taga) w/Q&A: Upcoming Showtimes
May 246:30 PMLittle Roxie