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May 5

The Singing Revolution

The Singing Revolution - poster imageUSA/Estonia 2006, 94 min., documentary
Directors: James Tusty & Maureen Castle Tusty

Most people don’t think about singing when they think about revolution. But song was the weapon of choice when Estonians sought to free themselves from decades of Soviet occupation. The Singing Revolution is an inspiring account of one nation’s dramatic rebirth. It is the story of humankind’s irrepressible drive for freedom and self-determination.

Imagine the scene in ‘Casablanca’ in which the French patrons sing ‘La Marseillaise’ in defiance of the Germans, then multiply its power by a factor of thousands, and you’ve only begun to imagine the force of ‘The Singing Revolution’. — Matt Zoller Seitz, The New York Times


»  Offical Film website.
»  Songs for a Brighter Tomorrow, NY Times review by Matt Zoller Seitz.


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