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A film screening followed by Estonian politician Marju Lauristin
An exclusive screening of the 2018 film documentary Rodeo, set in the years following the first free elections in Estonia since World War II: They have to the surprise of all brought to power young and idealistic political forces. They are led by 32 year old Mart Laar, Europe’s youngest prime minister, who is charged with crafting a country out of chaos.
This is a story about gaining and losing trust, about the widening conflict between idealists and a rising economic elite, when a prime minister’s good options grow fewer by the day. A story of idealists becoming politicians and opponents.
This event is free to attend, however you must register before attending.
Part of Estonia Now, a city-wide festival of visual art, film, contemporary dance and performance. MORE>
About Marju Lauristin
Marju Lauristin ( b.1940) is an Estonian politician and a former Minister of Social Affairs and Member of the European Parliament. Together with Edgar Savisaar, in 1988 Lauristin established the first large-scale independence movement in Estonia. She was the minister of Social Affairs of Estonia, and a member of Estonia parliament from 1992 – 2014. In 2014, she was elected to the European Parliament and joined the Parliament’s special committees created to investigate the Luxleaks scandal and the Panama Papers scandal in 2016, respectively. Lauristin left the European Parliament in October 2017, following the adoption of the e-Privacy Regulation that she had drafted. She was elected to the City Council of Tartu and is a professor of Social communication at Tartu University.
The University of Glasgow, in partnership with the Estonian Ministry of Culture and Estonian Embassy in London, has generously hosted this event which is part of the programme of Estonia Now, a city-wide festival of visual art, film, contemporary dance and performance. Estonia Now has been proposed and co-produced by the Estonian Embassy in London, as part of the Estonian Republic centenary celebrations