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Smoke Sauna Sisterhood

Anna Hints, Estonia, 2023

The Vana-Võromaa (region in South Estonia) smoke sauna tradition known as “savvusanna kombõ” is one of connecting family and friends to cleanse body and soul inside a place of peace and contemplation. Conflicts are left outside. In the darkness of smoke sauna, women share their innermost secrets and intimate experiences. Through a sense of communion, women wash off the shame trapped in their bodies and regain their strength. Winner of the European Film Awards: Best Documentary.
The Vana-Võromaa (region in South Estonia) smoke sauna tradition known as “savvusanna kombõ” is one of connecting family and friends to cleanse body and soul inside a place of peace and contemplation. Conflicts are left outside. In the darkness of smoke sauna, women share their innermost secrets and intimate experiences. Through a sense of communion, women wash off the shame trapped in their bodies and regain their strength. Winner of the European Film Awards: Best Documentary.
Duration
89 minutes
Language
OV Estonian
Subtitles
German, French, English
Video Quality
1080p
Available in
Switzerland, Liechtenstein
Bonus
Interview Anna Hints (41 Min.)