A Canadian film clip introducing Estonia has become the focus of the nation's YouTube watchers, earning an unusually high number of views late this week.
Produced by Toronto couple Kim Bagayawa and Mike Dell, "Kati and Me" is a seven-minute film that follows the pair's discovery of Estonia by virtue of befriending their Estonian housemate and later traveling to the country. In a simple and endearing style, it presents basic information about Estonia, painting it in a highly positive light.
The film took third place at the EstDocs documentary film festival in mid-October.
Though it was posted on YouTube weeks earlier, it had not garnered much attention until Thursday, the same day local media reported its internet success. Since then it has seen its number of views jump to over 27,000 (as of early Friday afternoon), a rare feat for material related to the small nation.