The video examines the urbanization of the cityscape from the
perspective of teenagers in the Estonian capital Tallinn. Between
documentary and fiction, the film draws a parallel between the
teenagers’ growth and the city’s developments.
Two groups, Estonian
and Russian, separated by language and history, are becoming curious
about each other. The issues are framed against the backdrop of
historically charged city locations, Linnahall cultural centre and
Maarjamäe Memorial site, and in contrast with these, the recently opened
Viru Keskus shopping centre. These spaces were originally planned by
the authorities for specific public purposes. Teenagers who spend more
time hanging around than others, transform the places into event sites
that have a different purpose than was originally planned. The film is
based on workshops, texts, and discussions with the nine teenagers
featured in the film. The young people are as if floating above the
dominant and alienating environment, immersed in their own circles. The
individual experience is put in dialogue with the monumental aspects of
architecture and cinema.
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