Stuart Brisley - Estonia (2007)
Video, 24 minutes 7 seconds
Estonia, retraces the circumstances surrounding the sinking of MV Estonia in 1994 in the Baltic sea. Revisiting the embarkation points and sea routes of the MV Estonia, Brisley combines filmed footage with his own spoken narrative describing the event. The film is interspersed with diagrammatic imagery of the ferry’s final movements, combined with chilling radio exchanges between the sinking Estonia and approaching ships.
The film examines how this disaster reflects the anxieties of the age in which they occurred. The 1994 sinking of the MV Estonia Ferry in the Baltic Sea, with 852 lives lost, has been surrounded by conspiracy theories of military involvement.
A compelling account of an event that shook the world at the end of the 20th century.