Riho Västrik and Vello Park (Estonia)
This Maritime Forum will include a screening of Riho Västrik’s documentary Burden of Fire (Tulekahju paine). This will be followed by a conversation, where any participant can ask questions from Riho Västrik, the director, and Vello Park, the main character of the extreme story reflected in the film.
Riho Västrik is a director, scriptwriter and producer of documentary films. Vello Park is an Antarctic explorer, marine meteorologist, geographer and mountaineer, being the only Estonian who has wintered in Antarctica for four times. Largely thanks to him, the team at the Antarctic Vostok research station survived the panic situation after the fire of the station’s power plant.
This Maritime Forum will be in Estonian.
The Maritime Forums are free for everyone. The forum will begin at 18.00 and we shall meet shortly before it near the Desk at the Seaplane Harbour.
In the framework of the memorial conference “The Heritage in 21st Century Europe of the Crimes Committed by Communist Regimes” organized by the Estonian Institute of Historical Memory in cooperation with the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Estonia in the framework of the Estonian Presidency in the Council of the European Union the exhibition “Communism in its Time” is to be opened in the Maritime Museum gunpowder magazine (Uus st. 37).
The Seaplane Harbour is renewing itself. between 30 January 2017 and 27 February 2017.
The Fat Margaret artillery tower will remain open!
On 24 March 2017 we are going to open an exhibition about search and rescue titled “MAYDAY.MAYDAY.MAYDAY”. In the wee hours of 16 November one of the most important exhibits already arrived to our premises: the rescue helicopter MI-8.